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Hotline Set Up For Elder Abuse, Justice Issues

The state is setting up a telephone line for the reporting of elder justice issues.

That can include scams, neglect, or abuse targeting seniors.

Officials say the hotline can also be used to discuss problems related to issues like age discrimination in the workplace.

Deputy State Attorney General Peggy Chapple says hotline staff can answer callers' questions and connect them with investigators.

"One of the challenges in helping folks who have elder care issues or elder justice issues is the numbers of state agencies that are involved in providing services," Chapple said. "So what this hotline is designed to to is give people one stop shopping."

The number for the Elder Justice Hotline is 860-808-5555.

Complaints can also be made online.

Matt Dwyer is a producer for Where We Live and a reporter and midday host for Connecticut Public's news department.

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