World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2021

During its Thursday, June 10 business meeting, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe accepted the proclamation and addressed the importance of recognizing and reporting elder abuse.


Elder abuse includes many different types of harm, including physical, emotional and financial abuse of older adults. This can happen in community and institutional settings.


Johnson County is home to more than 73,000 residents who are age 60 or older.


Report elder abuse at 800-922-5330 or call our office's hotline at 913-715-3003.