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Safety and abuse

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Older adults are at a higher risk of certain safety hazards. Protecting yourself is an important part of healthy aging. Read on to learn more about crime, elder abuse prevention, being safe on the road, and how to be prepared for an emergency.

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Content last updated August 12, 2010.

Resources last updated September 20, 2013.

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