Social Services

Building Strong Support for Elders

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June 15, 2022

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is an annual initiative launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization as a day in which the entire world voices its opposition to any form of Elder Abuse.      

Help spread the word for World Elder Abuse Day on June 15, 2022.  It can be hard to imagine that anyone would deliberately want to harm an elderly person, but unfortunately, elder abuse is a widespread problem.  Some instances of elder abuse are intended to exploit the person financially; you have probably heard of scams targeting seniors.  In other cases, It’s simple negligence:  Caregivers don’t provide the basic necessities, like nutritious food, appropriate medication, safety, or assistance with hygiene.      If you see something, say something!

Services

Lincoln County Social Services provide the following services:

Mission Statement

  • Provide economic support and needed services to children, adults, and their families
  • Treat clients courteously, respectfully, and without discrimination
  • Obtain maximum benefits available for clients
  • Administer services promptly, efficiently, and accurately in accordance with Federal, State, and County laws and regulations
  • Serve any citizen in the county who expresses need
  • Enable clients who can work to become self-sufficient
  • Remain sensitive to the needs of individuals and their family
  • Refer clients to other services offered by Social Services and the community
  • Create a supportive environment with minimal stress to the client, the worker, and the agency
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