World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Comes on June 15

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day falls on the fifteenth of June each year. This day serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations and communities to come together and raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Activities such as developing an educational program or press conference or volunteering to call or visit an isolated senior who may be at risk of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation are ways to observe this day. Additionally another way to help elder abuse is to carry out an activity that aims to create awareness of elder mistreatment, such as submitting an editorial or press release to your local newspaper. The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse has many suggestions for raising elder abuse awareness. Observations for elder abuse will occur all over the world, including here in Chicago, Illinois. To read more about the elder awareness day, please click the link.

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