Merrill observes Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Merrill Mayor Derek Woellner proclaimed that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday, June 15, would be observed in the City of Merrill. Pictured here with the proclamation are the Mayor and HAVEN Advocate Katie Lines in front of the Elder Abuse Awareness display placed at the Lincoln County Courthouse. The display includes 52 purple pinwheels signifying the 52 known cases of elder abuse that occurred in Lincoln County in 2017. HAVEN partnered with Adult Protective Services of North Central Health Care, the Aging Disability Resource Center, AVAIL of Antigo, and The Women’s Community of Wausau in promoting an area wide observance of Elder Abuse Awareness Week.