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elders surrounding the globeWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.

The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

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In addition, WEAAD is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

NCEA joins ACL in inviting you to take a stand against elder abuse and protect seniors. Take the Road Map Challenge!

Visit the WEAAD microsite on to become a collaborator.

Check out WEAAD events hosted worldwide at the WEADD International Events website created by International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA).

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Tools & Tips 2015

Every year an estimated 5 million 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 cases go unreported.

We need everyone to join together on this journey towards elder justice!

Choose 1 of the 10 topic areas listed in our flyer, and use the variety of resources below to make an impact in your area. Don’t forget to share your activities on our WEAAD Events page.

World Day Tool Kit

About the Elder Justice Roadmap Project

Outreach Guides

Outreach Tools


Logos, Web Banners

Public Service Announcements

Additional Resources

Find more resources, as well as past WEAAD news, on the Additional Resources and Links page.

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