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Elder Abuse Can Be Close to Home

According to the Administration for Community Living, abusers generally use a pattern of coercive tactics, such as isolation, threats, intimidation, manipulation and violence to gain and maintain power over victims. Becky Kurtz, Managing Director, Aging & Independence Services, Atlanta Regional Commission, encourages all older adults to remain active and stay involved, as much as possible. “Socialization can help lower everyone’s risk from abusers,” she said.