year, an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are abused,
neglected, and exploited. In addition, seniors throughout the United
States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder
financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could have been used to pay
for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care.
no one is immune to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It occurs in
every demographic, and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor,
If you need help please call Legal Services for Seniors at
Monterey Peninsula Office (831) 899-0492
Salinas Office (831) 442-7700
Kellie D. Morgantini, Executive Director
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006
by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the
World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is
to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a
better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising
awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes
affecting elder abuse and neglect.
Legal Services for Seniors provides no-cost legal assistance and representation to Monterey County seniors 60 years of age and above with an emphasis on serving those who are economically and/or socially needy. Legal Services for Seniors is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Tax ID# 77-0073127.
Legal Services for Seniors
915 Hilby Avenue, Suite 2
Seaside, California 93955