World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15, 2018
The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative hosts an annual 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.
Ways to Particpate
You can join us to make a difference and strengthen your community. Here are just a few ways you can participate:
- Host a commemoration event and share your plans on the 2018 WEAAD event map;
- Use #WEAAD in all of your WEAAD social media posts on Facebook and Twitter so that the nation and the world can see your commitment and planned activities;
- Create and submit art to theWEAAD Virtual Art Gallery, a project of the Elder Justice Roadmap Steering Committee; and
- Stay tuned for details on a joint WEAAD-inspired webinar with partnering organizations as well as NCEA’s four week social media countdown starting May 18th which will focus on sharing resources, information, and notable news.
For more ideas and resources to help you get involved:
- Visit the WEAAD website
- The WEAAD outreach guide will help you plan and implement a successful World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event
- Tips on how to take action in your community
- Find other useful tools to spark community engagement and mindfulness.
- NCEA is offering chat support to assist you with your WEAAD campaign. Look for the chat link in the bottom right corner.