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State warns of elderly abuse


Abuse and neglect are the most underreported of crimes against the elderly.

This morning the Department of Children and Families urged the community to take a stand in the fight against elder abuse.

Adult protection and elder and aging services professionals, attorneys, law enforcement and interested community members turned out for a prevention seminar.

Last year, DCF investigated more than 64,000 allegations of abuse and neglect.

If you suspect someone is being abused you can call...The Florida Abuse hotline at 1-800-962-2873.