State lawmakers just passed an important bill to protect seniors from abuse including financial exploitation. It's an important step, keeping in mind that the State's Adult Protective Services received nearly 8,000 complaints of financial abuse, and more than 5,000 complaints of neglect in 2015 alone.

State Senator Barbara Bailey, sponsor of the Vulnerable Adults Bill, and Lana Weinmann, Criminal Justice Division Chief from the Washington State Attorney General's Office, shared what the bill entails and who will benefit most from it.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Vulnerable Adults Bill

AARP Seattle is working with Sen. Bailey, the Washington State Attorney General's Office, and other lawmakers reviewing bills focusing on our state's aging population. CLICK HERE to for more information.

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