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City recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon signed a proclamation Thursday proclaiming June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. During the 2011 Fiscal Year, the Alabama Department of Human Resources investigated approximately 5,800 cases of suspected elder abuse. On hand for the signing were Butler County DHR Adult Protective Service workers Tom Nicholas, left, and Tommie Means, right, and Adult Protective Services supervisor Jennifer Dunkin. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon signed a proclamation Thursday proclaiming June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. During the 2011 Fiscal Year, the Alabama Department of Human Resources investigated approximately 5,800 cases of suspected elder abuse.