July is Washington State Adult Abuse Prevention Month and I would like to share some bits of information with you. Did you know that
* a person turns 60 every 7.5 seconds,
* Statistics show that only 1 in 5 cases of abuse of a vulnerable adult are reported to authorities;
* Studies show that 90% of individuals with a developmental disability experience abuse at some point in their lives;
* Abusers are usually those closest to the vulnerable adult such as a caregiver a spouse or an adult child or grandchild;You can go to the Washington State website at www.adsa.dshs.wa.gov for more information.