Jun 01, 2023
By Marin Health and Human Services and Marin County Counsel’s Office
Elder abuse is a growing problem in the United States and is projected to swell with the rapidly growing aging population. In Marin County, 29% percent - or nearly one out of every three people - is an “Older Adult” defined as aged 60 years and over, and by 2030, 38% of Marin residents will be considered an older adult. The biggest increase will be among those over 85. According to the National Council on Aging, one in ten Americans over the age of 60 has experienced some form of elder abuse. This can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and financial exploitation.