Help Spread the Word for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day!

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is on June 15th and we’re hoping all CRNs will join the BC CRN in planning events to promote community awareness.

It’s painful to think about, but elder abuse is a widespread problem. Financial abuse, fraud, withholding medication, food or personal care are all forms of abuse that many community members are unaware of.

WEAAD was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization. The United Nations General Assembly designated that date as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day in which the entire world voices its opposition to all forms of abuse of the older persons.

Some events that our members held last year included:

Send us an email with your planned event for WEAAD 2023 and we’ll post it here to inspire other communities!


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