In 2013, the United States had an elderly population (65 and older) of 44.5 million people, that's about 14.1 percent of the total population. the fastest rising age group in the past ten years has been those 85 and older. Maine has a large percentage of elderly people.
Hope and Justice Project is commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by taking the Elder Justice Roadmap Challenge created by the National Center on Elder Abuse. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will take place on June 15, 2015.