Gov. Pritzker Creates Statewide Elder Abuse Task Force

Gov. Pritzker Creates Statewide Elder Abuse Task Force
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker smiles during a bill signing on June 5, 2019 at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. On Monday, Gov. Pritzker announced the creation of a statewide Elder Abuse Task Force. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
Gov. Pritzker Creates Statewide Elder Abuse Task Force
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker smiles during a bill signing on June 5, 2019 at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. On Monday, Gov. Pritzker announced the creation of a statewide Elder Abuse Task Force. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

Gov. Pritzker Creates Statewide Elder Abuse Task Force

About one in 10 Americans over the age of 60 experience some kind of elder abuse. Here in Illinois, thousands of seniors reported such abuse within the past year.

To protect aging adults from this ongoing issue, Gov. JB Pritzker unveiled a new statewide Elder Abuse Task Force this week.

Morning Shift checks in with members of the new group about how they plan to combat elder abuse in Illinois.

GUESTS: Paula Basta, director of the Illinois Department on Aging

Michelle Weinberg, supervisory attorney at Legal Aid Chicago

LEARN MORE: Pritzker creates Elder Abuse Task Force (Chicago Sun-Times 8/12/19)