On Monday, June 25, the Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed June 2018, as Adult Protection Awareness Month. Adult Protection Awareness Month reminds us of our responsibility to ensure the health, safety, dignity, and well-being of all disabled and elderly adults.
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.
|Grant Jackson, Director of Adult Protection at the Department of Human Services, addresses the commissioners on Monday.|