World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Is June 15!
Join people around the world in celebrating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day tomorrow, June 15!
The #WEAAD615 social media challenge encourages people around the world to engage their friends, family, and colleagues by sharing facts about elder abuse and how to prevent it. This year, federal agencies will take on this challenge by sharing 6 facts about elder abuse, 1 action the agency will take, and 5 resources or tips you can use to promote elder justice. Be sure to follow us at @ElderJustice and tweet along. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) has social media and other WEAAD tools here.
You can also register for a virtual event tomorrow at 1pm ET to hear from the Administration for Community Living, the NCEA and Senior Medicare Patrol National Resource Center, and other federal partners including the Elder Justice Initiative at the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Social Security Administration, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
What a shame that the abuse of the most vulnerable among us continues unabated at the hands of court insiders whose only interest in the elderly is their money!