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Nursing home residents plant tree for elder abuse awareness

 

June 19, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

ASHLEY JARVENPAA, activities director at Gogebic Range Medical Care Facility, and resident Wayne Kangas plant a blossoming cherry tree on June 15 in honor of world Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The theme this year was #uprootelderabuse and ogranizations around the world were asked to plant a tree to show support.

By CHARITY SMITH

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WAKEFIELD - Residents at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility participated in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Tuesday, by planting a blossoming cherry tree in the community garden.

Ashley Jarvenpaa, director of activities, said that June 15 was designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2016, by the International Network of Prevention of Elder Abuse, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations. The World Health Organization posted a 2017 report based on 52 studies across 28 countries that together report that 15.7% of adults age 60...



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