World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: June 15

June 5, 2024

Every year on June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated worldwide. Through WEAAD, we raise awareness about the millions of older adults who experience elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. As many as 1 in 10 older Americans are abused or neglected each year, and only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse are ever reported. 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is 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. Individuals and organizations across our nation, states and local communities take a stand and raise public awareness about elder abuse. Let your voice speak out against ageism, combat isolation, and bolster education efforts one person and community at a time.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Events

  • The Collaboration Against Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (CAANE) will be hosting Thriving as We Age: Elder Abuse Awareness Event held on June 12 from 10:00am-2:00pm at Goodwill Easter Seals, Trotwood. This event is tailored to older adults, includes lunch and is free on a first come, first served basis. Click here to learn more.
  • The Ohio Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Commission will be holding the following event: The Dollars and Sense: Financial Exploitation of Older Adults conference will be held on June 26 from 9:00am-4:30pm at the Sharonville Convention Center. The cost to attend is $40 which includes lunch and CEU credits. Click here to learn more.

If you or someone you know has experienced elder abuse, the Collaboration Against Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (CAANE) suggests calling Adult Protective Services at 937-225-4906.

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