World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported.

That’s why it is so important that everyone can act to protect seniors.

As in past years, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), encourages individuals and organizations across our nation, states, and local communities to take a stand and to raise public awareness about elder abuse. As part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015, ACL is pleased to provide information, tools, and resources to support efforts to shed light on the importance of preventing, identifying, and responding to this serious, often hidden public health problem. Remember, it only takes one individual, one action, to make a difference.

Below are ACL’s 2015 World Day Tool Kit materials. There is a flyer about the Tool Kit (PDF, 346KB). The materials provided below are for public use, and include the logo and slogan that ACL has adopted for WEAAD 2015

Other organizations have also prepared materials and information for raising awareness, available below under “Additional Resources”. In addition, ACL’s National Center on Elder Abuse has created a companion logo to ACL’s, building on the Elder Justice Roadmap Project.

If you would like to join the NCEA to “Take the Roadmap Challenge,” please visit NCEA’s WEAAD webpage. On the NCEA website, you’ll find many of the same resources as below, such as templates, banners, and other outreach tools, but tagged with the NCEA’s unique “Take the Roadmap Challenge” logo and slogan.

World Day Tool Kit

Outreach Guides

Outreach Tools


Logos, Web Banners

Public Service Announcements

Additional Resources

Find more resources, as well as past WEAAD news, on the Additional Resources and Links page.

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Last Modified: 12/28/2015