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April 01, 2015

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: (Bifocal, Vol. 36, Issue 4).)

Commission Resources Related to Elder Abuse

Resources on these topics, and more, are hosted on the Commission's Elder Abuse Resources website at:


Ideas for Raising Awareness on June 15

The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the Administration on Aging's National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) have provided ideas for raising awareness in your community. A few are reprinted below.

For more resources, visit their websites at: and

  • Host a conference or training focused on elder abuse awareness and available community resources.
  • Send out a press release, hold a press conference, or submit an editorial to discuss elder abuse awareness and prevention efforts.
  • Develop a PSA on elder abuse with a local TV or radio station.
  • Be a guest speaker on elder abuse for a local radio show.
  • Create a poster or flyer on elder abuse for your community.
  • Use graphics on your website, blog, or in your email signature block to draw awareness to elder abuse and prevention efforts.
  • Host a public awareness activity that includes politicians, seniors, local programs, survivors of abuse, and others.
  • Ask local leaders (e.g., Mayor, County Executive, and Governor) to release a proclamation declaring June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Save the Date: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event

First GLOBAL Summit

  • 10th Anniversary | Monday, June 15, 2015 | Washington, DC
  • Securities and Exchange Commission Building | 100 F Street, NE

Pre-Summit Webinar

  • “Toward a Global Framework”
  • Friday, May 22, 2015 | 1 PM (ET)

The Commission will serve as a partner with the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), the National Center for Victims of Crime (the National Center), and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), and other organizations to celebrate the First Global Summit on Elder Abuse, which is being held to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

The Summit will take place on June 15th, 2015 at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, DC.

A webinar, sponsored by the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) and the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), will precede and introduce the Summit on May 22nd.

For more information contact [email protected] or view the pdf flyer online: