Strides for Change
Thank you to those who attended our inaugural walk this year! While the extreme heat did not allow for many to join us were able to educate about 25 people on the Adult Protective Services Program and held our walk indoors.
DeKalb, IL 60115
June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th each year. Abuse against older adults and persons with disabilities continues to be a largely hidden and growing social, moral, and legal issue worldwide. Join us in bringing awareness of the abuse of older adults and people with disabilities by participating in our annual Strides for Change abuse awareness walk!
Last year’s walk was 250-feet long with each foot representing the number of abuse cases received by Elder Care Services during 2021. We hope that our 2023 walk will be shorter representing a lower number in abuse against older and vulnerable adults. In 2023 we welcome walkers to attend our walk individually or with a team. This annual event is open to all individuals and will be physically accessible to all.
Elder Care Services is DeKalb County’s only Adult Protective Services provider. For more information on this program, types of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse please view our Adult Protective Services page.