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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Folks who watch out for the disabled and the elderly are given a pat on the back.

The city proclaimed Tuesday as Adult Protective Service Workers day and recognized employees of that program for the work they do.

They watch out for vulnerable disabled and elderly people and intervene on their behalf when needed. 

"Without them, we would have a lot of elderly and disabled people out there going with their needs unmet, so they do a lot of important work," said Adult Protective Services supervisor Willa Hill.

"If they are taking care of the elderly needs in the community, I sleep much better," said Pearl Shoumon of Adult Protective Services.

Adult Protective Services accepts tips about abuse, neglect, and exploitation for the elderly and disabled. They investigate to find out if there's a problem.

If you want them to look into an issue, give them a call at 888-774-0154.

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