2019 Elder Abuse Awareness Activities

As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet, every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10 older Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation with an estimated cost of $2.6 billion annually. Working together, we can build the social supports that can prevent this abuse and keep everyone safe as we age. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) –celebrated this year locally on June 14, 2019– is an opportunity for people or organizations to take action to protect older people by raising awareness about elder abuse, why it occurs, and what we can do to stop it. We can act collectively to support justice for all.  #WEAAD

Everyone is encouraged to wear purple this Friday to advocate to stop elder abuse. 

LOCAL ACTIVITIES Friday June 14, 2019
Madisonville, KY – 10-12 AM at the Old Hopkins County Courthouse parking garage. The Hopkins / Muhlenberg Elder Abuse Council hosted a food drive for all of May for our seniors. The food collected will be bagged up and distributed to seniors who suffer with food insecurity.
Hopkinsville, KY – 3-6 PM at Founders Square, 9th & Main Streets. Free Snow Cones, Door Prizes and Free Information. Join the Tri Counties Elder Abuse Council, the Christian County Sheriff’s Department and the Hopkinsville Police Department as we celebrate this important day.
To report abuse / neglect / exploitation call 1-800-752-6200 
For more information contact Cindy Tabor / Pennyrile Area Development District Long Term Care Ombudsman / 270-886-9484 / [email protected].
Elder Abuse Activities