World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15th is recognized as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited
WEAAD aims 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
Here are 3 things you can do to help spread awareness:
1. If you suspect something, say something – Any sudden changes to an elderly behavior. physical disposition or injuries may be cause for worrying. If you notice signs of neglection say something.
2. Spread the word about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Social Media – Most older adults can’t advocate from themselves. Be their voices.
3. Seniors deserve our respect and attention – Sometimes we don’t realize we are neglecting our senior community, let today remind us just how important it is to look after our seniors. To exercise compassion on a daily basis, and care about others rather than just ourselves.