|Mesa County Department of Human Services staff stand with Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis, center, Monday morning. The Commissioners proclaimed June 2015 as Adult Protection Awareness Month.|
The Mesa County Commissioners this morning proclaimed June 2015 as Adult Protection Awareness Month.
The elderly and people with disabilities are vital members of families, communities and society. Often, these residents are vulnerable to assault, burglary, fraud, abuse, neglect, exploitation and other crimes since they may not be able to provide their own care and protection.
Raising awareness is a fundamental prevention strategy.
Read the full proclamation below.