June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month, but in many families, elder abuse is a closely hidden secret. Coastline Elderly Services of New Bedford works with health care providers and the District Attorney's Office to shed light on those cases, and prosecute wrongdoers. Coastline's Ann McCrillis and Natasha Salemme visit Townsquare Sunday this week to talk about the crime of elder abuse, and what family members and caregivers should look for to protect the elderly around us.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

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