DISB urges residents to value and protect District of Columbia seniors by reporting possible abuse. Although elder abuse comes in many forms – physical, financial, emotional, neglect or abandonment, financial abuse is considered to be the most common form of abuse to elders, costing its victims an estimated $2.9 billion a year. To help fight this problem, DISB participates in the DC Elder Abuse Prevention Committee and partners with other District agencies including the DC Office on Aging and Adult Protective Services to raise awareness about elder abuse through community engagement and education.
DISB hosts a series of senior financial fraud prevention presentations at District senior centers and other locations around the city. To view those events, visit this link. You can also contact DISB at (202) 727-8000 to schedule a fraud prevention presentation for seniors.
Financial fraud in the District should be reported to DISB at (202) 727-8000. Residents should report elder abuse, neglect, self-neglect and exploitation to DC’s Adult Protective Services at (202) 541-3950.