Wear purple to raise awareness of elder abuse

Columbus-based Thrive Alliance is inviting local residents to wear purple to work on Thursday to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

The day is intended as a call-to-action to raise awareness about abuse, neglect and exploitation of elders around the world.

In addition to Wear Purple to Work Day, commemoration will include the City of Columbus lighting the Robert N. Stewart Bridge purple to promote the protection of vulnerable older adults in the local community.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at kevener@therepublic.com or 812-379-5633.