A 77-year-old man is fighting for his life in a hospital and his son-in-law is in jail, charged with assaulting him.
A coalition of groups are launching a statewide campaign to stop elder abuse, as 30,000 cases of senior citizen fraud and abuse have been reported in just the last couple of years in Minnesota. The shocking fact is that’s only a fraction of what’s going on.
A coalition of prosecutors, law officers, lawmakers and others is launching a statewide campaign to help identify and fight abuse of the elderly. The initiative being announced Tuesday is called Stop Abuse and Financial Exploitation of Elders in Minnesota, or MN S.A.F.E. Elders, for short.