World Elder Abuse Awareness Day WEAAD
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.
WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders. The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations (UN) launched the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, 2017 in an effort to unite communities around the world in raising awareness about elder abuse. WEAAD is in support of the UN’s International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.
Show your support in the fight against Elder Abuse and wear purple on June 15th!
For more information or to report a concern, please call the ADRC at 328-9499