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Area Agency on Aging 8
740-373-6400
1-800-331-2644
Fax: 740-373-1594
P.O. 370 Reno, Ohio 45773

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Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15

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Date(s): June 15th, 2017
Cost:
Free
Phone: 1-800-331-2644

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
~ Wear Purple!
 

 

Did you know that every day 10,000 people turn 65 in the US alone? That trend is going to continue for nearly the next 20 years. Our demographics are shifting, and we will soon have more elder people in the US than ever before. At the same time that the population is growing, we know that a startling number of elders face abusive conditions.

Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, 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 23.5 cases go unreported.

WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 is an effort to unite communities around the world in raising awareness about elder abuse.

 


 
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