Posts with the tag “weaad”

Walk for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Older American's Month
by Melissa Thompson on April 27th, 2021
Every step we take together is on the path toward elder justice.The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is excited to announce our very first virtual awareness walk, Walk for WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day)! As we continue to take precautionary and preventive measures against COVID-19, let’s get active every day and collectively take steps to advance elder justice. Build a national elder...  Read More
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
by Melissa Thompson on June 4th, 2020
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) – commemorated on June15th every year – is anopportunity 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. What Is Elder Abuse?Elder abuse refers to intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or trusted ...  Read More
The Pennyrile Area Development District staff celebrated 2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
by Melissa Thompson on June 14th, 2019
The Pennyrile Area Development District staff celebrated 2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today by wearing PURPLE or their “Take a Stand Against Elder Abuse: Advocate Awareness” T-shirts. 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...  Read More
2019 Elder Abuse Awareness Activities
by Melissa Thompson on June 12th, 2019
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...  Read More

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