In recognition of Elderly Abuse Month the administration of the Sunshine Center Apartments, in Leesville, extended an invitation to Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office to speak with its residents regarding the prevention of elderly abuse.

In recognition of Elderly Abuse Month the administration of the Sunshine Center Apartments, in Leesville, extended an invitation to Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office to speak with its residents regarding the prevention of elderly abuse.

Detective Mike, of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office, spoke with residents and provided information about scams, how to recognize elderly abuse, and more importantly how to report elderly abuse.

He also explained that physical abuse is just one of many forms of elderly abuse. Martin provided the residents with information regarding emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and the prevention of financial exploitation to the residents.