Ohio lawmakers and state Attorney General Mike DeWine are promoting legislation to stop the financial exploitation of older Ohioans.
The proposals to be discussed today come at a time when experts estimate as many as 2 million older Americans are abused in various ways each year, ranging from physical assault to the misuse of a person's money, property and assets.
The proposed Ohio bill would also ensure that the life savings and homes of senior citizens are protected.
The Ohio population is getting old. That's according to a study from Miami University. As WYSO's Emily McCord reports, at least a third of the population will be at least 60 years old by the year 2050.