A new task force will aim to combat an increasing problem in York County: Elder abuse.
The new initiative will see members of the private sector team up with local law enforcement and county officials to identify needs of the county’s older adults in order to better protect them from abuse.
Dianna Benaknin, director of the county’s Area Agency on Aging, said her office receives 60 reports of abuse a month. But there could be even more that are never reported to officials.
“We worry about the cases of abuse that (are reported), that we see, but there are many that we don’t know about,” Benaknin said.
Task force: The task force, one of many already up and running in counties across the state, is a collaboration with the Pennsylvania Institute on Protective Services at Temple University and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Read more »