There are certain things that just seem unthinkable, and you’d think abusing our senior citizens would be one of them. And yet it happens in Redwood and Renville Counties as much as anywhere else in the world.

Today, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and KLGR’s Joshua Dixon spoke with Denise Kerkhoff, Crime Victim Services Coordinator for Redwood County about what elder abuse is, and why we all need to step up efforts to be aware of it: