Respect for Elders (Don’t Answer Phone Call While Driving) Save Your Life and Others
Sponsored by: The Association for the Prevention of Elder Abuse The Gambia (TAPEA)
Venue: Banul 30 Jallow Jallow Street (formerly Hope Street) The Gambia
Beginning Friday 13th thru Saturday 14th June
10am Prompt each day
The Association for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (TAPEA) The Gambia will be celebrating WEAAD 2008 on needs to for youths to respect elders by YOUTHS FOR ELDERS CLUB and also a warning to Road users. Titled: Do Not Answer phone Calls While Driving, If You Have A Call, Pack Your Car Answer Your Call, Save Your Life And Others As Life Has No Duplicate. A message from The Association for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, TAPEA, The Gambia.
Secondary Contact: Priscilla Jones, President Telephone: 00220-7262611
INVITING ESSAYS ON ELDER ABUSE
Sponsored by SILVER INNINGS
The Last date for submission is 20th May 2008
INVITING ESSAYS ON ELDER ABUSE SILVER INNINGS (www.silverinnings.com) an organisation dedicated for Elders and their Family Members invites an Essay of about 500 words on the topic of "What is perception of society regarding Elder Abuse and what are your recommendation to Stop It".
The three (3) best essays will be published in Website www.silverinnings.com as also on Blogs: http://peopleforsocialcause.blogspot.com/; http://silverinnings.blogspot.com/
All the essays will be used by Silver Innings as database/paper presentation for its strategy to Tackle Elder Abuse. The verdict of Founder and Webmaster will be final for the selection of best three (3) essays and for publication. Silver Innings consists of a dedicated team of professionals contributing to the cause of the elderly. Silver Innings conducts seminars, camps, pre retirement lectures, awareness modules and also has support groups for home based advice.
The Last date for submission is 20th May 2008. Mail your essay on or before 20th May 2008 The winners will be announced online after 31st May 2008.
Sponsored by the Flemish Reporting Point for Elder Abuse
Venue: De Factorij - Hoger Instituut voor Geinswetenschappen (Higher Institute for Family Sciences) Huart Hamoirlaan 1361030 Brussels Belgium
Friday, June 13, 2008
From 9 am to 16.30 pm
9.00 Registration 9.30 Wellcome and opening of the day 9.45 Opening act: Elder Mistreatment. René en Manu Verreth, Flemish actors and inspirators of the taboo breaking play Georges 10.45 Lecture 1: Violence against older women: Comments from the European project Breaking the taboo: empowering health and social service professionals to combat violence against older women within families Mrs. Els Messelis MS, gerontologist, director of the research agency Lachesisand lecturer at the Higher Institute of Family Sciences 11.30 Lecture 2: Elder Mistreatment and home care failure Prof. Dr. Dominique Verté, PhD ingerontology, department of agogics, Free University of Brussels 12.15 Lunch 13.15 Lecture 3: Overview of prevention and curation in the Netherlands Mrs. Mirjam van Dongen, ambassador of the Dutch campagne STOP Elder Abuse 14.00 Lecture 4: Juridicial aspects regarding Elder Mistreatment Prof. Dr. Em. Mariette Verrycken, department of gerontology, honory justice of the peace, Free University of Brussels 14.45 Coffee break 15.15 Closing panel 15.45 Closing speech by the Flemishminister of Wellfare S. Vanackere 16.00 Reception
Sponsored by School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, UCD, REACHout & Action on Elder Abuse
Venue: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems Health Sciences Building University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 Ireland
Friday, 13th June 9.30-16.00
Conference which will discuss issues relating to elder abuse in research, practice and the voluntary sector. It is aimed at a broad audience which includes both professionals and members of the public. Speakers include the Irish Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Mr Brian Lenihan, Ms Bgt. Penhale and Mr Gary Fitzgerald (CEO Action on Elder Abuse)
HSE West Elder Abuse Conference:
Learning Lessons Sharing Practice
Sponsored by: Health Services Executive
Friday 13th June
From 9am to 3pm
The aim of the conference will be to heighten awareness of elder abuse among professionals and the general public. The conference will be formally opened by Ms Maire Hoctor, T.D., Minister for Older People and speakers will include:
Dr Shaun O Keeffe, Geriatrician, HSE West
Jill Manthorpe, Professor of Social Work, King's College London
Anne O Loughlin, Principal Social Worker, St Mary's Phoenix Park and co-author of Abuse, Neglect and Mistreatment of Older People: exploratory study.
Claire O Tuathail, Lecturer, NUIG
Senior Case Workers Elder Abuse who will present elder abuse case studies and research on elder abuse referrals to date.
Frank Murphy, Local Health Manager Roscommon and Chair of National & HSE West Elder Abuse Committees
We expect the conference will be of interest to health and social care staff working with older persons, in particular, HSE Staff from community, acute and mental health services, nursing home staff and voluntary agencies providing services for older persons. We will also be inviting older persons' representative groups, Carers, Local Authorities, Financial Services, Legal professionals and An Garda Síochána.
WALKING UP MOUNT SNOWDON for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Sponsored by: elderprotection.co.uk
Venue: Snowdon, North Wales UK
Mount Snowdon along the Llanberis Path route
Beginning Sunday 15th June @ 0800 hours till finish
Ed will be making a serious walk to the top of Mount Snowdon in North Wales on June 15th to mark this years World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Last year Ed snorkelled 17 miles from Ely to Cambridge highlighting the fact that 350,000 elder people suffer abuse in their own homes each year in the UK. Ed’s walk will be a serious 10 miles, along the Llanberis Path route, starting only a couple of hundred feet above sea level. And raising to 3,560 ft of the Mass of Snowdon, giving Ed some great views of the Snowdon trains! as they go up and down with the summer tourists. As Ed gets close to the summit the going will get tougher and very steep. Ed will be spending about 8 hours or more walking up and then down Snowdon, having a few stops for a nice cup of tea or soup and bite to eat and will Bring home a certificate, which tells all that he reached the top!! The summit is marked by a cairn, on top of which is a brass plaque which points out what Ed, might be able to see, and the distance away it is, depending on the weather, which is very unpredictable at the best of times. If he is lucky he might get good views - however, he might only just be able to see his hand in front of his face! Whichever way, Ed will be leaving his mark on Snowdon by planting a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Flag.
Venue: Le Club Amical 344 Main Street St.Adolphe, Manitoba, Canada
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
BBQ and Display on awareness
First we will be giving out purple awareness ribbons that will be at different locations in the communities that we serve and we will ask people to wear them on June 18th. We are also asking businesses and their employees to wear purple or a purple awareness pin on that day. We are also asking people to send out notices about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and we will also include your website for those who would like to get more information. Whoever gets a notice will send us an email or phone us and give us their first name and location. We will then mark it on maps that we have (Canada and World) and this will be displayed for all to see where in the world we have spread awareness.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2008 Sponsored by: Shelter for Abused Women & Children Elder Abuse Response Program
Venue: Senior Annex in the community center 3500 Thomasson Drive Naples, Florida USA
Friday, June 13th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elder Abuse expo and reception. Venders will be there with related information, and the Shelter for Abused Women and children's Elder Abuse Advocate will be there with a presentation. Last year the City Mayor proclaimed the date/day. The community has been notified to wear something Purple to support the day.
Protecting Older Adults in our Communities: Are We Doing Enough?
Sponsored by: The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center Area Agency on Aging and Chatham County S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together)
Venue: Mercer Auditorium at Memorial Hospital 4700 Waters Avenue Savannah, Georgia USA
Thursday, June 12
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Who Should Attend this workshop: Law Enforcement/First Responders, Health Care Specialists, Adult Protective Services staff, Aging Network providers, Advocates, Concerned Citizens
The workshop will be offering CEU’s; National Association of Social Workers, Georgia Nurses Association, Nursing Home Administrators and Peace Officers Standards and Training. Several great speakers will address the topics of Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation, Community Resources for victims and families, and Ageism.
This Community Workshop is designed to explore issues related to abuse and neglect among the elderly and offer options for strengthening families. Exhibitors will provide information on supportive services including: counseling, financial assistance, and health care.
The last session is a forum/open discussion that covers polices and what needs to be done to support vulnerable elders. Also invited to participate are local legislators and candidates from the upcoming elections.
Register as early as possible; SEATING IS LIMITED
Early Registration (Due by May 24, 2008) - $15 Registration after May 24 - $20 Senior Advocate Rate - $ 5 (COAGE Participants age 60+) Additional Charge for CEUs $15
EXHIBITOR FEES FOR AGENCIES/ORGANIZATIONS: Non-Pro t 6’ Plain Table - $25 For-Pro t 6’ Plain Table - $75
(NASW, POST, GNA, GSBNHA - contact Monica Couch for registration form.)
Venue: 230 E. William Suite 7080 Wichita, Kansas 67202 USA
Activity Dates: June 9th thru 13th and June 15th thru 20th
June 9-13 - "Seniors Are People Too" Kids Coloring Contest
June 12 - Media Awareness Dan and Mayor's Proclamation
June 13 - Conference for banking professionals on financial abuse of the elderly
June 16-19 - Senior Centers distribution of purple ribbons
June 20 - Senior Fair and Balloon launch at Botanica (our city gardens)
We are trying to raise awareness to elder abuse in our community and start a campaign to influence our legislators to make stricter laws regarding elder abuse. We decided to make this an annual week of awareness. We are trying to do something each day during the week.
Third Annual Conference on Elder Abuse Elder Abuse and the Family: Not a Private Matter
Sponsored by: (Coalition) JASA, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, New York City Department for the Aging, New York City Human Resources Administration, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, Institute for Retired Professional at the New School
Venue: New School for Social Research 66 West 12 Street New York, New York 10011 USA
Wednesday, June 18 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
The keynote address for this Third Annual Conference on Elder Abuse in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will be given by Dr. Evan Stark, entitled "Re-framing Abuse of the Elderly as Coercive Control: Moving the Agenda". Dr. Stark's recent book, "Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life" was named the 2007 Best Book in Sociology/Social Work by the Association of American Publishers. Conference is planned for social workers, lawyers, medical and mental health professionals, law enforcement, and other social service personnel. Workshops focus on engaging the victim, legal issues involving elder abuse and the extended family, the role of clergy and elder abuse, interviewing skills and family systems, money and asset management, the changing family structure and elder abuse (LGBT, grandparenting, and immigrant senior populations), and socialization as the antidote to isolation.
June 11 deadline for RSVP to guarantee admission; $40 participants; $90 Attorneys with CLEs
WEAAD Events include: Speakers addressing the issue of abuse of elders and vulnerable adults. Booths from community organizations that provide assistance to vulnerable adults. A cell phone drive, with permanent depositories at Tennessee's senior centers and a special drive for WEAAD, to provide financial assistance to the organizations and at the same time, provide cell phones to vulnerable adults in the state to enable them to call 911. A billboard campaign promoting the day, will begin May 15 and run through June 15. We obtained sponsors for 21 boards to be placed throughout the state. It will also promote Tennessee Vulnerable Adult Coalition's MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/tvac2008.
For a free booth at the rally, RSVP to Janet Lamb or 1-615-741-2056
Venue: Allan Scott Park Morphettville Function Centre Morphett Road, Morphettville Adelaide South Australia
Friday 13th June
From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
In November 2007 Minister Jay Weatherill released "Our Actions to prevent the abuse of older South Australians" which sets out the priorities for action to be taken in South Australia. Building on two years of successful WEAAD events, the Aged Rights Advocacy Service has organised this seminar to assist service providers to continue to improve their response to abuse. This year will focus on identifying barriers faced by service providers when assisting older people living in the community to address abuse. This seminar is aimed at Mangers-Community Aged Care Service providers and Health Professionals working in the community aged care sector.
Venue: Wellington and nationwide Far North to the Bluff New Zealand
Beginning Friday 13 June thru Tuesday 17 June
This year Age Concern and Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention service providers are focusing on the destructive effects of elder psychological (emotional) abuse with a nationwide programme of events, seminars, and screenings of the "It's All About Respect" DVD.