During times of crisis, we know our older adult populations face an increased risk for abuse and neglect. The COVID-19 pandemic has made our senior neighbors even more vulnerable to physical, emotional, and financial abuse, as well as more difficult to protect our elders from abuse and neglect. Additionally, many of Alameda County’s older adults face additional hurdles to accessing food during the COVID-19 crisis. Going to the grocery stores and pharmacies increases the chance for exposure, which can be devastating for our high-risk neighbors. For some, the cost of delivery services creates an even greater barrier to accessing food and other essential supplies during this pandemic. In this bulletin, you can read more about resources for seniors who have been affected by COVID-19.
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