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Elder Abuse Ontario will join communities locally, regionally and across the world to heighten awareness of elder abuse. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day focuses our attention on the need for all of us, to take responsibility in preventing elder abuse.
WEAAD is recognized annually on June 15 as an official United Nations International Day acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. Since its inception in 2006, communities throughout the country and around the world have used this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse, by sharing information about abuse and neglect and promoting the resources and services that increase seniors’ safety and well-being.
Elder Abuse Ontario in collaboration with local Elder Abuse Networks and organizations are planning multiple World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) activities, to mobilize community action. Activities range from educational workshops and health fairs, to community walks, all in an effort to create awareness of elder abuse and engage people in discussions on how to promote dignity and respect of older adults.
Friday, May 22, 2015 1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET
Full Details and Free Registration Click Here
Elizabeth Podnieks, PhD – The Innovator behind World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Julie Schoen, JD – Executive Director, National Center on Elder Abuse, Keck School of Medicine of USC
This event is sponsored in association with the International Federation on Ageing, NCPEA, INPEA, and NAPSA.
Monday, June 15, 2015 Washington, DC
Elder Abuse Ontario as a partnering organization with the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), the National Center for Victims of Crime (the National Center), and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) invite you to celebrate the First Global Summit on Elder Abuse to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Join national and international elder abuse prevention leaders for this important event! Learn More…
Elder Abuse Ontario encourages everyone to get involved to participate in helping to raise awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – organizations such as Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, senior centres, hospitals, and individuals. A variety of events and activities can be planned by organizations and individuals alike. Below are examples of ideas about possible activities to plan:
We look forward to commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015 with you!
Tweet your events @elderabuseont #WEAAD2015
If you would like to be involved in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, please contact Elder Abuse Ontario at 416-916-6728
If you are organizing an event please let us know!
EAO will help you promote your events to raise awareness about abuse of older adults during WEAAD and throughout the year. Let us know the name of the events and particulars such as location, time, date etc. and we will post it on our website and promote your event on EAO’s social media.
WEAAD Fact Sheet # 1: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
WEAAD Fact Sheet #2: What is Abuse of Older Adults?
WEAAD Fact Sheet #3: Types of Abuse and Neglect: Elder Abuse
WEAAD Fact Sheet #4: Abuse of Older Adults: Signs and Effects
WEAAD Fact Sheet #5: Why Does Abuse Happen in Later Life?
WEAAD Fact Sheet #6: Help is Available
WEAAD Fact Sheet #7: Help is Available – Provincial and Territorial Contact Numbers and Key National Resources in Canada
Please visit INPEA’s website www.inpea.net/weaad.html for additional information and resources related to WEAAD.