World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum

Restoring respect and dignity by honoring Indigenous elders

June 15, 2017 · Standing Rock

The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative will host a forum on June 15, 2017 to raise awareness for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported.