World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Join the Movement for Elder Justice

June 15, 2022

Today, we join the world in 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.

In the White House’s WEAAD proclamation, President Biden declared, “it is more vital than ever that we ensure our older adults can age with the dignity, security, and appreciation that every person deserves.  Honoring and respecting older Americans is a matter of basic human dignity and justice — it is part of the character of our Nation.”

It is not too late for you to participate in this important day. ACL's National Center of Elder Abuse can help with:

 We also hope you will join us and our federal partners for two important virtual events:

We can all play a role in creating a more just society that values all people, regardless of age or ability.

Last modified on 06/15/2022

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