Don't Miss Elder Abuse Film Tonight in Recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Link TV will broadcast a 30 minute documentary entitled An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America on Today, June 15, at 8:30 p.m. EDT on DIRECTV, the DISH Network and select cable networks. The film features stories of elder abuse recorded by video advocates across the U.S., and is part of the Elder Justice Now campaign, a joint effort of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and WITNESS to raise awareness of elder abuse in the United States.

"Elder abuse is a growing but underreported problem, and we are grateful to Link TV for sharing these compelling stories with millions of viewers," said Jim Firman, president and CEO of NCOA. "This national broadcast gives a voice to many victims, and we hope it will encourage people to be vigilant against abuse in their lives and lives of their loved ones, and to advocate with their political representatives."

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), as many as two million Americans aged 65 or older may have suffered abuse of some sort including financial, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.  If you miss the video, it will be broadcast and available for streaming on For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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