Counting Down to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

March 18, 2022

WEAAD Tools and Tips

Every year on June 15th, communities around the world join to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Since its inception 16 years ago, WEAAD has provided an opportunity to promote awareness of—and critical actions from all over the world that addresses—abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older people. 

ACL is excited to once again be a part of the countdown to WEAAD!

Awareness events and activities help build relationships, strengthen partnerships, and bring recognition to the increasing number of effective local and regional efforts to address elder abuse.

To help you observe WEAAD 2022 in your community, ACL’s National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) has created a WEAAD toolkit which includes fact sheets, sample articles and proclamations, graphics, sample social media content, and more tips and tools. Additionally, agencies and community organizations can request free WEAAD bookmarks (available in English and Spanish) and campaign day stickers from NCEA.

On June 15th, ACL and federal partners including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Social Security Administration, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will come together for a joint WEAAD webinar to share strategies for advancing elder justice. We invite you to join your federal partners and to spread the word among your friends and colleagues. Stay tuned for more information about the webinar.

We invite you to share what your community, agency, and/or organization are doing to commemorate WEAAD 2022!  Each year, NCEA compiles WEAAD events submitted from around the country and the world. Please let us know about your events so it can be included. You can also share your activity ideas and stories by e-mailing

Keep an eye out for more announcements from ACL, NCEA, and others for updates and details on events happening across the country and globe for WEAAD 2022!

Last modified on 03/18/2022

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