World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum
Restoring respect and dignity by honoring Indigenous elders
June 15, 2017 · 10 am - 3 pm
Prairie Knights Casino, Standing Rock, North Dakota
The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative will host a forum on June 15 to raise awareness for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an opportunity to recognize the more than one million Americans age 65 or older who have suffered abuse. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, it is estimated that for every one case of reported elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect, about five more incidents go unreported.
- Examples of Abuse
Sample WEAAD Proclamation
This sample proclamation can be used by tribes to officially proclaim June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day within their tribal community.