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It's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2017

Today, events are being held all over the world  to highlight the growing tragic issue of elder abuse.  As many as 1 in 10 older Americans are abused or neglected each year. Older adults are contributing members of American society and their abuse or neglect diminishes all of us. Elder abuse can be prevented if everyone would treat older Americans with respect and care. Let us use today as a call-to-action to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders.

Be a part of WEAAD today by participating in an event near you or taking part in the "Finish this Sentence" social media campaign with this template and using #WEAAD

Learn more about WEAAD

Find resources about identifying, preventing and reporting elder abuse on the NORC and Consumer Voice websites.

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