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DeKalb County seniors learn about protecting themselves

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Some DeKalb County seniors got a lesson on how to protect themselves while also enjoying a good time.

The DeKalb County Solicitor General's Office hosted a Safety in Numbers BINGO event at the Atlanta-Dekalb Senior Center, Thursday.

The seniors who attended had fun playing BINGO while also learning the danger signs of abuse and what they can do to get help for themselves or a friend who may be in danger.

"So many of these cases go undocumented we receive such a small number of elder abuse cases in our office every year and we know there are hundreds of thousands that go unreported in DeKalb County," said DeKalb County Solicitor Sherry Boston.

June 15 is Elder Awareness Day.

Contact police if you believe a senior you know has been or is being abused.

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