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LEWISBURG -

Greenbrier County professionals came together Friday to recognize elder abuse awareness day.

The Committee on Aging hosted an elder abuse awareness luncheon which featured a presentation from a Beckley pharmacist on drug abuse.

The presentation addressed issues involving the elderly living in Greenbrier County.

"We're seeing that the elderly are being exploited. People, sometimes caregivers or family members or strangers, are taking their drugs. Sometimes elders are being financially exploited by people who are maybe addicted to prescription drugs," said Gloria Martin of Lewisburg.

Law enforcement officers, caregivers and the prosecutor's office were some of the professionals in attendance at the luncheon at St. James Episcopal Church.