Reporting Elder Abuse in Indiana

Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act by a caregiver (or another individual in a relationship that involves an expectation of trust) that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 10% of adults age 60 and […]

Ripley County Recycling Information

As you start spring cleaning, it’s important to dispose of chemicals and medications properly to prevent children and pets from accidentally ingesting them. Be on the lookout for upcoming Amnesty Days hosted by the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD). SEIRD staffs eight recycling centers, seven reuse stores, and collects recyclable items at 65 schools in […]

Know the Signs of Elder Abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 500,000 older Americans are abused or neglected each year. Knowing how to identify elder abuse and what to do if you suspect abuse is crucial to protecting your loved ones. Types of Elder Abuse While you may think of elder abuse as physical abuse, […]

Call 811 Before Digging to Prevent Injuries and Outages

As the weather gets warmer, you’re probably planning outdoor projects and thinking about updating the landscaping. April is National Safe Digging Month for a reason! It’s a great reminder to call 811 before starting any digging project. Why You Need to Get Underground Utility Lines Marked Underground utility lines are damaged approximately every six minutes. […]