World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is an annual initiative launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization as a day in which the entire world voices its opposition to any form of Elder Abuse.
Help spread the word for World Elder Abuse Day on June 15, 2022. It can be hard to imagine that anyone would deliberately want to harm an elderly person, but unfortunately, elder abuse is a widespread problem. Some instances of elder abuse are intended to exploit the person financially; you have probably heard of scams targeting seniors. In other cases, It’s simple negligence: Caregivers don’t provide the basic necessities, like nutritious food, appropriate medication, safety, or assistance with hygiene. If you see something, say something!
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