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June 14, 2012

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15)

June 15th, 2012 will mark the seventh year that communities across Canada have recognized World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).   The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) introduced the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to support the United Nation’s International Plan of Action on Ageing. Raising awareness on the abuse of older adults is everyone’s responsibility.  Look for opportunities in your community to bring this issue forward and ensure that older adults know where to get help.  The following PLEIS-NB resources are available on abuse of seniors and disabled adults: