World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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2022 Date15 June 2022
2023 Date15 June 2023
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day History

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day aims to spread acknowledgment about an issue that does not have the visibility that it should, elder abuse, neglection, and exploitation. According to the Administration for Community Living, older Americans lose over $36.5 billion dollars per year because of financial abuse. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was first observed in 2006, since then, the day has been celebrated yearly on June 15th.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Facts & Quotes

  • According to the National Council on Aging, one in 10 Americans aged 60+ experience some form of abuse, while one in 24 cases of abuse are reported to authorities.
  • It is estimated that by 2050, the world’s population of people over the age of 60 will double.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. Beyond its immediate health impact, the pandemic is putting older people at greater risk of poverty, discrimination and isolation. It is likely to have a particularly devastating impact on older people in developing countries - UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - References and Related Sites

eldermistreatment.usc.edu: USC Center on Elder Mistreatment
UN: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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