On Thursday, one Northland University took a stand against the maltreatment of older adults during 'World Elder Abuse Awareness Day'.
UW-Superior hosted a commemoration to stop this epidemic and to encourage people to end elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, 1 in 10 people over the age of 60 experience some form of elder abuse each year.
Using 2010 census data, that means more than 38-hundred older adults have experienced abuse each year in the Twin Ports area.
"Give people some examples of the kind of things that go on so that when they see it in their family or community they recognize it for what it is. And know what to do to help the person and know how to report it on either side of the bridge," said Program Mgr. for Continuing Ed, Esther Gieschen.
It was UW-Superior's third year putting on this event.