◂  June 2018

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
6/15/2018All Day

Published by: aaron

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day logo with tagline Building Strong Support for EldersEach year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could be used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, it occurs in every demographic and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you.

This annual day of recognition was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization in 2006 to provide opportunities for communities 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. For tools and tips, visit

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