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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 16
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:30 AM

Every year an estimated five million 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 cases go unreported. We need everyone to join together on this journey towards elder justice.

This year, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 16. How will your credit union honor this special day in your community?

On the National Center for Elder Abuse website, you can find a World Day Toolkit that will help you gear up for June 16, as well as provide guidance for activities and awareness throughout the year.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

This special day dedicated to elder abuse awareness supports the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Find out more information about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and how you can participate.