- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed an Elder Abuse Awareness Day in South Dakota.

The South Dakota Department of Human Services says the day gives communities an opportunity to promote a better understanding of the neglect and abuse of older people across the state. The statewide observation on Thursday coincides with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The agency says that an estimated 5 million older people are abused, neglected and exploited each year in the United States.

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