After the event, to share the outcome with INPEA, send a brief report and photos to with "report" in the subject line. These will be posted on the WEAAD 2007 Global Reports page! Thank you.
Would you like to participate in INPEA's WEAAD Follow-Up Survey? If so, download the survey form (.doc 56kb), fill in and e-mail to with "survey" in the subject line. Thank you for your input.
International & Internet
Second Annual Commemoration of WEAAD World Day 2007 Conference
World Health Organization Executive Board Room Geneva, Switzerland
Friday, 15 June
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm followed by reception
Distinguished speakers will address the session: Stephen Lewis (former UN Envoy on AIDS in Africa and President of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Toronto, Canada), Richard Blewitt, CEO, HelpAge, International, and Baroness Sally Greengross (House of Lords, UK, formerly Age Concern UK Secretary General)
RSVP to: Elizabeth Podnieks Business Attire Guests are requested to arrive by 1:30PM ID is required
The Association for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (TAPEA)
Friday, 15 June
Activities lined up this year include, Launching of Youths For Elders Club
Kindly contact Priscilla Jones, President of the Association on 002209945587 or James C. Nwodo 002209955362 or email Click here to email thegambia-apea - www.inpea.net/tapea.html) WEAAD Report
Republique Togolaise - West Africa
Friday, 15 June - Beginning at 7h30 a.m
We have two main communication themes for the day. The first is "To Pay One's Respect to Our Elders" and the second is "Affection and Welfare for Elders." Each of these will be presented and then debated and discussed by the participants. Finally, there will be a discussion about the possibility of building a leisure centre for both elders and young persons (an elders and young people house). WEAAD Report
Elder Abuse Awareness Day The Against Elderly Abuse of Hong Kong
Pak Tin Estate Sham Shui Po
Friday, 15 June
Conference will include: Case sharing by abused elder, announce the elder abuse figure which are handled by The Against Elderly Abused of Hong Kong from Jan to June 2007.
Contact: Selwyn Yu - Telephone: 852 8200 1711, click here to e-mail aeaohk @yahoo.com.hk
Giving Rice Dumpling for the Elderly
The Against Elderly Abuse of Hong Kong Sham Shui Po and Eastern District public estate
Hong Kong Saturday, 16 June
Rice dumpling is a traditional food for Chinese to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. The Against Elderly Abuse of Hong Kong will send teams of volunteers to visit elderly single people and talk to them face to face in order to understand more about their need. In addition, the organization will send out "Gift Pack" which will include rice, rice dumpling and a mini electric fan.
Contact: Selwyn Yu - Telephone: 852 8200 1711, click here to e-mail aeaohk @yahoo.com.hk
"Let's Break the Silence" Forum
Sponsored by The Community Chest
with The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
and Hong Kong Christian Service
Duke of Windsor Social Service Bldg.
1/F., 15 Hennessy Rd.
WanChai. Hong Kong, SAR
China Friday, 15 June from 2:15 to 5:00pm
"Let's Break the Silence" Forum is organized to celebrate the World Elder Abuse Awareness 2007. The forum includes sharing from academic, lawyer, medical profession and social workers. Increased awareness and community education is expected to empower our elders and the professional workers to prevent elder abuse.
Organization Website: http://www.hkcss.org.hk/ Contact: Miss Grace Man Yee, CHAN, Telephone: (852)2864 2951
WEAAD in South Asia
Joint collaboration of "Little Things Matter", with the Minsitry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the Delhi Federation of Association of Senior Citizens, and Habitat World India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003 India
Friday, 15 June from 6.30 to 8.30 pm
The sponsoring organizations along with the Delhi Police, HelpAge India, and many other organizations involved with ageing issues will also participate in the program. WEAAD Report
Dr. Mala Kapur Shankardass
D 104 Anand Niketan
New Delhi 110021, India
Mobile: +9818138553 Click here to e-mail LittleThingsMatter; Click here to e-mail Mala Kapur Shankardass
"World Elder Abuse Awareness Day" Symposium Hosted by Anugraha
UN HALL, UN Building, Lodi Estate New Delhi, India
Friday, 15 June 2007 from 16.00 to 18.30 hrs
Shri Tejender Khanna, Hon'ble Lt. Governor of Delhi has kindly consented to be the Chief guest and deliver the inaugural address. Click here to download Programme
Contact: Dr. Aabha Chaudhary, Founder, Anugraha. Ph-2272663 Click here to e-mail anugrahaindia, web: www.anugrahaindia.net
"Going to the Guardians" HelpAge India New Delhi, India
Friday, 15 June at 11 a.m.- 1000 lady cadets of the Delhi Police will be introduced to Elders Abuse and its manifestations through a sensitisation workshop by HelpAge India at the Delhi Police training academy. The objective is to make these future women police officers more sensitive to older people's issues to be better prepared to deal with elder abuse when faced with it.
Organization Website: http://www.helpageindia.org
Primary Contact: Nidhi Raj Kapoor, Telephone: 911126868689, Click to email Nidhi.rajkapoor @helpageindia
Secondary Contact Person: Sonali Sharma, Telephone: 911142030409, Click to e-mail Sonali S. @helpageindia
Japan WEAAD 2007
of Shukutoku University
Friday, 15 June from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Featured are several prominent speakers, including Dr. Takeshi Sasaki, Office of Services for People with Dementia, Health Planning Division, Health and Welfare Bureau for the Elderly, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; Dr. Kinuko Takasaki, President of JAPEA and Professor, the University of the Air in Chiba; Mr. Soji Tanaka, a member of the Board of Directors for JAPEA and Professor, Nihon University College of Humanities and Sciences in Tokyo; Ms. Yoko Shido, Secretary General for the International Longevity Center (ILC) - Japan; and Dr. Toshio Tatara, a member of the Board of Directors for INPEA in charge of the Asian Region and Professor, Shukutoku University Graduate School of Integrated Human and Welfare Studies in Chiba. Dr. Noriko Tsukada, Executive Director for the Japanese Committee of INPEA and Professor, Nihon University Graduate School of Business in Tokyo, will moderate the event, along with Dr. Tatara.
KINPEA WEAAD 2007 Busan, Korea
Monday, 11 June 2007
Korean Information Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (KINPEA) in collaboration with the National Health Insurance Corporation and the administration of Busan Metropolitan City. The main activities in the event include the special ceremony of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the workshop with Ms. Arlene Groh. Ms Groh is the Elder Abuse Restorative Justice Resource Consultant for the Elder Abuse Response Team, in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. WEAAD Report
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2007 National Senior Citizens Network and Nepalese Society of Victimology (NESOV)
Gothatar Village Development Committee
Ward No. 4 and 5 Kathmandu, Nepal
Friday, 15 June 2007
The most senior citizens (Male and Female) have been honored as well as felicitated in the program. In the program the executive member of National Senior Citizens Network, Dr. Gauri Shankar Lal Das felicitated the senior citizens by providing them with flowers, shawls and stick. The felicitated senior woman was Ms. Danda Kumari Chapagain (90 yrs) and senior man was Mr. Kamal Prasad Chapagain (88 yrs) reciding at the Gothatar village.
Mr. Manohar Upreti the vice-chairperson of the (NESOV) threw light upon the important of the program and Ms. Rita Pant delivered the welcome speech. The program was successfully carried out in the mass presence of the local people.
Ouderenmis(be)handeling, je ziet het pas, als je het gelooft!'
'Elder Abuse, you'll see it when you believe it!' (translation)
20 Anne Van der Gucht Telephone: 00 32 (0)9 360 33 66 Web: www.meldpuntouderenmishandeling.be
Federal Press Conference
Wednesday, 13 June
Participants (in alphabetical order): Dr. Thomas Goergen, psychologist, elder abuse researcher at Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, Hanover; Prof. Dr. Dr. Rolf Hirsch, psychologist and geriatrician; head physician of the department of geriatric psychiatry and psychotherapy at "Rheinische Kliniken" (Rhine Clinics), founder and head of "Handeln statt Misshandeln" (Action instead of abuse), Bonn; Gabriele Tammen-Parr, founder and director of "Pflege in Not" ("Care in state of emergency"), Berlin; Gabriele Walentich, public prosecutor, has been working extensively on the topic of elder abuse with the Crime Prevention Council of Northrhine-Westphalia, Duesseldorf.
Please address correspondence to: Thomas Goergen Click here to send e-mail
Elder Abuse Conference 'Protection & Empowerment'
Sponsored by Health Services Executive, West
Menlo Park Hotel & Conference Centre
Terryland, Headford Road
Friday, 15 June 2007 from 09.00 - 12.45
Conference highlighting elder abuse and in particular focusing on legal issues and legal protections. The conference is targeted at older persons representative groups and those working in services for older persons.
Contact: Bridget McDaid, dedicated Officer for Elder Abuse, HSE West, Telephone: +353 91 548394, Click here to send e-mail to Bridget.mcdaid
Menlo Park Hotel & Conference Centre - Telephone: LoCall: 1850 38 11 27, +353 91 76 11 22
The Ministry of Retirement Affairs
House of Parliament Jerusalem, Israel
Tuesday, 12 June
09:30 - 12:00
A special Hearing in the Knesset (the House of Parliament) on Elder abuse and Neglect in Israel. The discussion will be led by the Minister of the Senior Citizens' Party. By Invitation.
Protecting our Parents, Friends and Mentors from Elder Abuse
Ezrat Avot Israel Center
22 Keren Hayesod
Tuesday, 12 June beginning at 7:00PM
An evening for the English-speaking public in Israel, featuring Dr. Miriam Adahan, a noted psychologist and author and Barbara Lang, National Coordinator of Elder-Abuse at the Israel Ministry of Health. Admission Free.
Sponsoring Organization: Ezrat Avot http://www.ezratavot.org Primary Contact: Tamar Wisemon; Telephone: 972-2-582-5107 Secondary Contact: Sraya Sharabi Telephone: 052-689-3161
WEAAD in Israel
JDC - ESHEL (The association for the Planning and Development of Services for the Aged in Israel)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tuesday, 19 June from 08:30 to 15:00
The conference will take place under the auspices of the Minister of Health and with presence of the General Director of the Welfare Ministry and Eshel's General Director. 500 professionals from across the country will participate in the conference.
Organization Website: www.eshelnet.org.il Contact: Dr. Sara Alon, Telephone: 972-2-6557129 Click here to e-mail Dr. Alon
"Elder Abuse-Silent Problem" Sponsored by Humana's Belgrade, Serbia
Friday, 15 June beginning at 11 AM
Round Table of organizations in Humana's (a network of 15 NGO's which work for and with elderly in Serbia). Attendance is free.
Primary Contact: Marija Tasic - Telephone: +381 11 2563 269, Click to email @hotmail.com; Click to email @drenik.net
Secondary Contact: Sanja Miloradovic - Telephone: +381 11 844 0054, Click to send e-mail @eunet.yu
Grovensor House - Quiz and Raffle, Phil Willis MP attending
Rosebridgecourt - Fancy Dress and baked bean bath
Wolsey Lodge - Fun Run and leg waxing for male carer
Windsor Lodge - Coffee morning and raffle
Beeches (Notts) - Admin Marilyn coast to coast walk/cycle and coffee morning
Hungerford Care Centre - Cream Tea/Raffle
Rosewood Court Care Centre - Asian Day - All Staff wearing Asian Clothes, Asian Food
Bellevue - C&W day with Hot Dogs, Candy Floss and popcorn
Northview - Summer Fayre, Bad Taste Day and Raffles
St Helens - Special message for special people board, come as you please day
Bramley Grove - Coffee Morning and non uniform day
Hallcroft Care Home - Notts
Friday, 15 June - All Day - Coffee Morning, Name the Baby Photograph and Wear a Silly outfit for the day
Places For People
Guildford Grange Sheffield
South Yorkshire, England
Friday, 15 June - Morning Coffee
Throughout Surrey County SouthEast of England...
Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week
Beginning Monday, 11 June through the week
Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board have decided to have its Safeguarding Adults Awareness week w/b 11th June as it ties in nicely to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Surrey County Council - Safeguarding Adults
Older People Services
St Pancras Hospital London, England
Friday, 15 June - 12.00pm until 1.00pm - Older People Services will be doing an event in their staff canteen to raise awareness
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Salford City Council Salford, Greater Manchester
Friday, 15 June - Launch
The Salford City Council will be inviting over 100 senior staff from across the city to attend so they can be presented with updated procedures manual and innovative publicity aimed at encouraging victims to report abuse.
Primary Contact: Phil Dand; Telephone: 0161 212 4322 E-Mail: click to e-mail @salford.gov.uk
Organization Website: http://www.salford.gov.uk
Sponsored 17-Mile Snorkel Swim Ely to Cambridge
Friday, 15 June - 0900 hrs till finish
CAMPAIGNER Ed Mullenger is planning a sponsored snorkel swim along 17 miles of the river from Ely to Cambridge to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15.Ed hopes the event will raise vital cash for the charity, "Action on Elder Abuse" to help fight the abuse of the elderly and raise awareness of the problem.WEAAD Report
Anyone interested in taking part in Ed's fund-raising can contact him for a registration form at click to email ed of elderprotection or phone the charity Action on Elder Abuse on 020 8765 7000. http://www.elderprotection.co.uk/
Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Peabody Trust & Southwark Health & Social Care
Darwin Court Walworth, London SE17 1AD
Friday, 15 June - 10.00 - 3.30pm - Day of talks and presentations to staff, residents and general public. Free.
Organization Website: www.peabody.org.uk
Primary Contact: Judy Blackwood - Telephone: 020 7021 4678, click to e-mail judy blackwood
Secondary Contact: ] Prince. - Telephone: 020 7021 4670, click to e-mail @peabody.org.uk
White Water Rafting
With participants from various organisations in Shropshire
JJ Canoeing and Rafting Llangollen, North Wales
Friday, 15 June - beginning at 11:45 am
This year the participants from across various organisations in Shropshire will be raising awareness of elder abuse by taking to the water at JJ Canoeing and Rafting in Llangollen.
Colleagues taking part in the event include Sarah Bland, the Adult Protection Manager for Shropshire County Council who will be joined by colleagues; Karen Littleford (Shropshire Partners In Care), Peter Clarke, Claire Williams (Shropshire County Council), Joanne Ellison (Primary Care Trust) Amy Simpson and Claire Smout from The Care Workforce Development Partnership. David English and several members of the care team from Bowbrook House in Shrewsbury are also taking part to focus attention on this important issue. WEAAD Report
Organization Website: www.spic.co.uk
Contact: Karen Littleford - Telephone: 01743 860011, click to e-mail klittleford
Great National Rally "Against the Abuse of the Elderly"
Municipality of Lima Lima, Peru
Friday, 15 June
The National Commission about Ageing in Peru, has assumed the campaign! It means that all the ministers, the NGO's, the older associations, specially ANAMPER - a national network of older people, and also the Municipality of Lima, will participate together in a central ceremony at which INPEA has been ask to give some words. The Mayor of Lima, The Minister of Woman and Social Development, and PAHO, will also participate in the central ceremony. HelpAge International has also been invited.A conference by the OPS will also take place in the program. The event will feature a cultural act by representatives of the elderly, who will present songs, dances and poetry.
For further info, contact: Luz Barreto, INPEA PERU Click here to email Luz B.
"For the Dignity of the Elderly"
Friday, 15 June
Local and regional governments, associations of the elderly and others, will present events in their towns to raise awareness, such as walks, information on elimination of abuse of the elderly and information on their rights. All the ministries and participating organizations will wear lilac ribbons as a symbol of the campaign.
Quebec Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (RQCAA) Campaign
From 1 April to 31 May, culminating on 15 June
This campaign will culminate June 15, 2007, with the international day of sensitizing to counter the abuses towards older persons and the awarding of the RQCAA Prize of Excellence of 2000$. http://www.rqcaa.org/PDFs/campagne_sensibilisation_2007.pdf
"Break The Silence"
Sponsored by: Wellington Elder Abuse Network
Seniors AT Risk System Coordinator
SOS-Seniors Offering Support
Victoria Park East Golf Course Guelph
Friday, 15 June from 10a to 1p
Police officer to speak on joint project with Seneca College students to design social marketing campaigns on elder abuse. Wellington Community to launch similar project with local college. Free.
Contact Person: Sheli O'Connor, Seniors AT Risk System Coordinator
Telephone: 519-843-6191 ext 317
Flyer to download: weaad2007_guelphcanada.jpg
Sponsored by several organizations "Break the Silence"
Phoenix, Arizona Friday, 15 June 2007 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Several sponsoring organizations including MEAPA (Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance, Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding communities), Adult Protective Services, Arizona Attorney General's Office, and the Statewide Elder Abuse Task Force (Arizona Elder Abuse Coalition)
Campaign to encourage recognizing and reporting elder abuse to proper authorities and providing resource information to aid victims, families, caregivers, and others affected.
Information available at http://www.azag.gov Primary Contact: Christine Powell (AZAG) Secondary Contact: David Rosenthal (MEAPA)
Program in Geriatrics
Orange County UCI Medical providers Outreach to health professionals and their patients
University of California
May 1 through June 15, 2007
The Program offers in-service training on elder abuse for staff and brochures on identifying and reporting elder abuse for staff and patients.
Primary Contact :Elaine Chen, Coordinator, Elder Abuse Training Institute, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.
Telephone: 1-714-456-7863, E-Mail: Click here to send e-mail and;
Laura Mosqueda, MD, Director, Program in Geriatrics and Center of Excellence in Elder Abuse and Neglect, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. National Rep, INPEA USA; Telephone: 714-456-5530, E-mail: Click here to send e-mail
"Moving Forward" Stop the hurting & start caring
Area Agency on Aging Mount Hermon Church 2856 Douglas Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33916 Friday, 15 June - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - An elder chorus will be perform, guest speakers, food, poetry reading, raffles, and information tables.
Proclamation and Exhibits Jointly Sponsored by Coastal Georgia Area Agency on Aging and Brunswick Multi-Purpose Center 2007 "I" Street
Brunswick, GA 31521 Friday, 15 June from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunswick Mayor will issue a proclamation. Presentations and exhibits throughout the day. Lunch provided
Organization Website: http://www.coastalgeorgiardc.org/aaa.html
Primary Contact: Monica Couch, Aging Services Coordinator-Coastal Georgia Area Agency on Aging - Telephone: 1-912-264-7363 ext. 226
Secondary Contact: Darlene Wymes, Senior Center Director - Telephone: 1-912-267-5520
WEAAD 2007 Press Event Hosted by Adult Protective Services
A Division of the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office
County-City Building Lobby - 227 West Jefferson Boulevard
South Bend, IN Friday, 15 June at Noon
This is a press event sponsored by the Adult Protective Services division of the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office. Prosecutor Michael Dvorak, South Bend Mayor Steven Luecke, and APS Director Erica Costello will speak about initiatives to promote understanding, to address, and to prevent elder abuse in our community.
Catherine M. Wilson, Director, Special Projects and Media Relations (235-9919)
WEAAD Rally Capitol Rotunda Frankfort, Kentucky Friday, 15 June 2007 at 10 a. m. with a reception to follow.
Highlights of this year's rally are recognition of the oldest and youngest volunteers that work with the elderly; Kentucky State Police Trooper and "TOP COP" nominee Scott King; NAPSA nominee Tim Rees; and the Pioneers in forming the first Local Coordinating Councils on Elder Abuse in Kentucky: Urban Model - Louisville Metro and Rural Model - Union County. There will also be the unveiling of the Elder Abuse License Plate Initiative as well as acknowledging the Regional winner of the Kentucky River Schools Elder Abuse Awareness Project and all 42 local elder abuse councils in the Commonwealth.
For more information about elder abuse prevention in Kentucky, log on to http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dpp/eaa/
WEAAD Seminar The Wayne County Medical Society Foundation and Hannan House Foundation
33 Forest Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Friday, 15 June 2007 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This event is a seminar for seniors, the community and other healthcare professionals. There will be a host of speakers who are dedicated to the prevention of elder abuse in our community, city and state. In-addition to several workshops for seniors to learn about elder abuse, scams and domestic violence.
Organization Website: www.cbcmi.org
Primary Contact: Dakima Jackson Telephone: 1-313-832-6387
Secondary Contact Person: Toni Wilson Telephone: 1-313-832-6387
Symposium "Elder Abuse Awareness" Maimonides Medical Centre
Brooklyn, New York
Thursday, 14 June 2007
The symposium, which is open to health care providers as well as the public, will host four panelists: The Honorable Martin Golden, New York State Senator; Arlene Markarian, Esq- Bureau Chief, Elder Abuse Unit, Kings County District Attorney's Office; David Cohen, LCSW, from Adult Protective Services; Barbara Paris MD - Vice Chair of Medicine and Director of Geriatrics at Maimonides Medical Centre, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Working together to advance the human rights of older Victorians
489 Elizabeth Street
Friday, 15 June 2007
Presentations will include: Human rights and older people - Janet Wood, Former Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Council of Senior Victorians; Working within a Human Rights framework - Deb Pietsch, Human Resources Unit, Department of Human Services; A culture of collaboration: Lessons in networking - The Redcliffe project, Dr Deborah Setterlund, University of Queensland; Assessing risk in family violence - Rhonda Cumberland, Family Violence Coordination Unit, Dept. of Victorian Communities; The changing legal landscape for older people - Robert Phillips, Solicitor and Elder law consultant
Free: limited seating so book early.
Jasper Hotel info - Ph: 8327 2777 (Melway ref: 2B, C12)
Discounted parking and accommodation is available.
Enquires to Current Events 9596 4333.
"Elder Abuse: It's Time for Action"
Conference Sponsored by Aged Rights Advocacy Service Inc.
Allan Scott Park
Morphettville Function Centre
Morphetville, Adelaide, South Australia
Friday, 15 June from 9am to 5pm
Conference with speakers presenting innovative information and practical solutions to assist aged care service providers in responding to elder abuse in its various forms.
Organization Website: http://www.sa.agedrights.asn.au
Primary Contact: Marilyn Crabtree - Telephone: 08 8232 5377, click to e-mail marilyn @agedrights.asn.au
Secondary Contact: Sue Lyons - Telephone: 08 8232 5377, click to e-mail sue @agedrights.asn.au
"World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Prevention Rally" Respect not Neglect
Age Concern Otago Inc. The Octagon
Dunedin, New Zealand
Friday, 15 June Between 10am and 3pm
Come to the Octagon between 10am and 3pm, and show your support by signing our petition. Mayor Peter Chin will be speaking at 2:45 in the Octagon on the prevention of elder abuse, and will receive signatures of support from the community on a giant placard to take to the Minister of Senior Citizens Hon. Ruth Dyson.
Organization website: http://www.ageconcern.org.nz Primary Contact: Marie Bennett - Telephone: (03) 477 1040
Secondary Contact: Viki Yates - Telephone: (03) 477 1040 http://www.ageconcern.org.nz/?/weaaday