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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15, 2019
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) invite you to join us in Lifting Up Voices for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2019. This theme serves as a platform for unifying Elder Justice and Violence Against Women by sharing the lived experiences of older people.
To learn more about Elder Abuse, and to find additional resources, click here.
If you are a CAREGIVER, please read A Caregiver’s Guide to Preventing and Addressing Elder Abuse
This page partially funded by Grant #XC16011628