Saturday, October 24 at 6:30 pm
Monday, October 26 at 5:00 pm
Broken Trust is an MPBN special hosted by Jennifer Rooks, which looks at the prevalence of elder abuse in Maine. What is being done about it? Why is this issue so under reported?
Experts estimate that there are 12,000 victims of elder abuse in Maine each year – but the vast majority of cases are never investigated.
“It's just starting to become apparent to us what is happening,” says former Maine Attorney General Steve Rowe. “We're seeing that this is really an epidemic.”
Broken Trust highlights the compelling stories of Westbrook resident Dot Jarmin, Al Wagner - formerly of Cape Elizabeth and Brunswick - and Portland’s Olivia Spallholz, all victims of elder abuse or financial exploitation. The program explores some of the innovative work being done by police officers in Maine to combat elder abuse.
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Elder Abuse in Maine