By Paul Schmitt
Domestic abuse of older people is a growing concern in the area. Nearly 200 cases of elder abuse in Door County were reported last year. HELP of Door County Executive Director Steve Vickman puts the number in local perspective.
Vickman says elder abuse can include financial, emotional, and even a form of physical abuse. HELP of Door County recently received a $3,000 grant from the Green Bay Packer Foundation to support the elder abuse intervention and education programs throughout Door County.