Saturday June 15, 2024

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It is an opportunity for communities to recognise and rally for the rights of older people to live free from abuse. Elder abuse is a form of family violence, and it is a health issue. Elder abuse:

  • is any behaviour by someone trusted that causes harm or distress to an older person
  • can happen once, or be a pattern of behaviour
  • may be financial, physical, sexual, psychological
  • can involve neglect or isolation
  • takes away the older person’s autonomy to make their own decisions

Learn more about elder abuse, and how you can play a part in prevention and identification, on the WEAAD website: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | 15 June

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