WEAAD is marked each year on June 15 as an official United Nations International Day acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. Since 2006, communities throughout the country and around the world have used this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse, by sharing information about abuse and neglect and promoting resources and services that can help increase seniors’ safety and well-being.
Elder Abuse networks and organizations are planning multiple WEAAD activities across the country to mobilize community action and engage people in discussions on how to promote dignity and respect of older adults.
Join the Movement – Get Involved!
We encourage everyone to get involved and to raise awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Use June 15 to plan a wide variety of events and activities.
Educate yourself and others about elder abuse
Use graphics on your website, blog, or in your email signature block, to draw awareness to elder abuse and prevention efforts.
Please consult Canadian Network For Elder Abuse for more event ideas.
ACT has interviewed Anne Caines on the subject, you can read it here. This will also give you an overview of what we’ve been doing over the years.
The Table de Concertation des Ainés de l’Île de Montréal have gathered a number of events in the city, click here to access their newsletter.