The International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) and its
partners invite you to join us July 5, 2009 in Paris, France for a day
Conference, which will take place during the first day of the IAGG
conference. It will focus on learning and understanding about elder
abuse and the importance of the “1991 UN Principles for Older Persons.”
Le Réseau international pour la prévention des abus envers les aînés
(RIPAA) et ses partenaires vous invitent à se joindre à eux le 5 juilet
2009 à Paris, France, pour une Conférence orientée sur l'apprentissage
et la compréhension du phénomène des abus envers les aînés et sur
l'importance de la déclaration des «Principes des Nations Unies pour
les personnes âgées» de 1991.
Sponsored by: The Association For The Prevention Of Elder Abuse (TAPEA)
Muslim Senior Secondary School Hall Muslim Senior Secondary School Banjul The GAMBIA
Monday, I5th June,2009
At 10am Prompt
An introduction of youths for elders club in senior secondary schools in The Gambia, where all the senior schools from all the regions will be represented. In this forum we will talk about abuse of elders/Prevention and why WEAAD is celebrated every 15th June each year. Also we aim at encouraging students to join Youths 4 Elders Club in their various schools. We shall conduct:- Interviews Sensitazation/Drama.
Kegogi Location Kisii Central District Nyanza Province HelpAge Kenya P.O. Box 34339-00100 GPO NAIROBI KENYA
Monday, 15 June 2009 9.00 AM - 3.00 PM
HelpAge Kenya is the only National NGO working with disadvantaged older
persons in Kenya. HelpAge Kenya started its work in 1982 and runs
various program to reach most vulnerable older persons countrywide with
various needs. HelpAge Kenya is running an older person's rights
programme in Kisii that envisages raising awareness among the community
on the need to safeguard and protect rights of older persons in larger
This particular project focuses on women who are victims
of all forms of violence. It is in this respect that HAK is marking the
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Kegogi location of Marani Division,
Kisii Central District. HAK hopes that it could create awareness and
sensitize the populace to identify with this project and help promote
rights of older persons. This way we will reduce elder abuse and
develop local synergies for action to prevent abuse and promote a
healthy environment for older persons.
ELDER ABUSE IN NIGERIA:FOCUS ON RETIREMENT AND AGEING
Sponsored by: RETAGE CENTER
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER ABUJA Nigeria
Monday, 15TH JUNE, 2009
From 10A.M. to 4P.M
A one day symposium that hopes to bring policy makers and senior citizens together to discuss issues on national policy for ageing, health, rights of the elderly and aged, pensions and retirement as they currently affect senior citizens and implications for elder abuse
Registration through phone or e-mail and walk in registration at the venue
Sponsored by: Department of Social Development and Action on Elder abuse
Victoria Hall, Corner Hope and Human Street Caledon South Africa
Thursday, 18 June
From 10:30 to 14:00
Most religions and cultures promote that older persons should be respected, treated with dignity, recognized for their contributions to society, their wisdom and life experience. It is with sadness therefore that we must acknowledge that these ideals are not always met.
While elder abuse is not a new phenomenon, it is only over the last twenty five years or so that it was recognized and named; since then awareness around this issue has grown, in South Africa and across the world. Older persons are reluctant to speak out about the abuse that they experience, believing that it is against cultural or religious values to do so, or that they must have done something to deserve this treatment and should just endure it. This is a perception that must be changed, all older persons deserve to live in peace and with dignity.
What is elder abuse? Action on Elder Abuse (AEASA) defines it as any single or repeated act or lack of action that causes harm or distress to an older person and that usually occurs within a relationship of trust. Elder abuse comes in many forms, the four main types being physical, financial, psychological and sexual. Perpetrators are usually someone with a hold or power over an older person e.g. a family member that provides accommodation, financial or care support, a service provider. Elder abuse is an offence and is punishable by law.
There is a perception that elder abuse only occurs in old age homes and that only frail older persons are at risk. While mental or physical frailty might increase the risk and make an older person more vulnerable, those who are strong and healthy may also fall prey to elder abuse. Older persons living in communities in their own homes or with family members are possibly even more vulnerable than those living in old age homes; it is easy to make up an excuse as to why an older person is no longer seen outside of his or her home, or no longer attends social or church groups. The lack of close family due to emigration or death, social isolation, illiteracy or poor eyesight, for example, makes an older person even more vulnerable.
Social issues such as poverty and the high rate of unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse also impact negatively on older persons who are often seen as a soft touch for their pension monies, which in some instances support large families or drug habits. In addition to the financial abuse and exploitation, the older person is frequently the target of aggressive physical behaviour due to drug or alcohol abuse, or, in the case of a frail older person, might be denied the right to receive care as this would mean the loss of their pension money to the family. Many older persons are used as meal tickets , their pensions used to buy food but they are not given anything to eat.
Older persons have rights same as any other citizen human rights, constitutional rights; with these rights come the responsibility to stand up for them, to make them real. To do this, older persons need to be empowered with knowledge and supported in taking a stand.
Each and every citizen has not only a moral obligation but also, in terms of the new Older Persons Act no. 13 of 2006, a legal obligation to report any known incidences or suspicion of elder abuse. Failure to do so is an offence.
Reports may be made to the Department of Social Development, the SA Police or by making a phone call to AEASA s tollfree helpline, HEAL (Halt Elder Abuse Line). HEAL allows callers to remain anonymous if they so wish.
Awareness is a form of prevention, and it was with this in mind that the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) initiated the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) in 2006; WEAAD is now held on the 15th June each year all over the world. The focus of the day is to raise the awareness of all members of society, of all ages, not only amongst older persons, around elder abuse. In South Africa, Action on Elder Abuse SA is the official co-ordinator of the day. The theme of WEAAD is My world, your world, our world, free of elder abuse
Sponsored by: Age-in-Action, (South African Council for the Aged), Eastern Cape office, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Cleary Park Shopping Centre Standford Road Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa
Friday, 12 June 2009 and Monday, 15 June 2009 10h00 -14h00
To distribute a pamphlet depicting the different types of elder abuse, contact numbers for agencies offering assistance. The pamphlets are available in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa which are the three major languages in this region. Purple ribbons will also be handed out to mark the event.
Sponsored by: Indian Gerontological Association Funded By National Institute For The Care Of The Elderly, 222 College Street, Suit 106, Toronto University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
S.S.Jain Subodh College Rambagh Choraha Jaipur, Rajasthan India
Monday, JUNE 15,2009
Events happening through out the day
To Create Awareness Among The People About Increasing Elder Abuse In The Society Indian Gerontological Association Is Going To Organise Three Activities:
1. Poster Competition On The Theme At Jawahar Kalakendra, Jaipur
2.Skit ( Street Play) At Four Busiest Places Of City Of Jaipur Viz.Central Park,Govind Dev Ji Ka Temple,Collectorate Building And Bhagat Singh Park Raja Park.
3. Seminar On " The Role Of Civil Society And Government In The Elimination Of Elder Abuse From The Society. The Chief Guest Will Be Shri Ramkishore Saini, State Minister Social Justice And Empowerment, Government Of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Dr.Anand p.ambali Geriatric physician shall deliver lecture on elder abuse, its definition, classification types identification management. a hall having seating capacity of 150 people 50 students of medical college shall be invited and rest will be occupied by senior citizens.
SILVER INNING FOUNDATION an organisation dedicated for Elders and their Family Members invites an Essay of 1000 words on the topic of "Elder Abuse: Role of Civil Society and Government ".
On the occasion of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Silver Inning Foundation, a dedicated organization for senior citizens and their family members will be commemorating Elder Abuse Day on 15th June 2009. It has taken the initiative to create awareness among civil society and Government to eliminate elder abuse at both micro and macro level.
World Elder Abuse Day 15th June, programme aims to increase society's
ability, through various programmes to recognise and respond to the
mistreatment of older people in whatever setting it occurs, so that the
latter years of life will be free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
All the essays will be property of and used
by Silver Inning Foundation as database/paper presentation for its
strategy to Tackle Elder Abuse. The verdict of management of Silver
Inning Foundation & Silver Innings for selection of best essay will
Silver Inning Foundation consists of a dedicated team of
professionals contributing to the cause of the elderly. Silver Inning
Foundation conducts seminars, camps, lectures, awareness modules,
Dementia management services and also has support groups for home based
The Last date for submission of Essay is 5th June 2009.
your essay on or before 5th June 2009 to email@example.com and
copy to firstname.lastname@example.org .The winners will be announced online
by email after 15th June 2009. For further information please call on
Tel no. 09987104233 Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.
Terms and Condition: Essay not more then 1000 words Essay should be in English Essay should
be sent by Email only Indian Residence or POI can participate
Programme is organized by Silver Inning Foundation and promoted by
INPEA (International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse) Indian
Chapter through Development, Welfare and Research Foundation (DWARF)
and 'Little Things Matter Initiatives' (LTMI), Mahakali Senior Citizens
Association, Apne Aap, ARDSI Greater Mumbai and AISCON.
Silver Inning Foundation WEAAD 2009
Sponsored by: Silver Inning Foundation
From Saturday, 13th June through Friday, 19th June 2009
Programme to Mark WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS WEEK 13th June to 19th June 2009 Mumbai, India
On the occasion of 4th Global World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15th June, Silver Inning Foundation, A Dedicated organization for senior citizens and their family members will be commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Week from 13th June to 19th June 2009 It has taken the initiative to host various events to create awareness and sensitize the Government and the Civil Society to eliminate elder abuse at both micro and macro level. We are also trying to network with organizations working with elderly in Mumbai and all over India.
World over 15th June is marked as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by INPEA. INPEA is an organization, founded in 1997, which is dedicated to the global dissemination of information as part of its commitment to the world-wide prevention of the abuse of older people. The United Nations International Plan of Action adopted by all countries in Madrid, April 2002, clearly recognizes the importance of addressing and preventing abuse and neglect of older adults and puts it in the framework of the Universal Human Rights. INPEA is dedicated to supporting the plan of action.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Week programme aims to increase society's ability, through various programmes, to recognise and respond to the mistreatment of older people in whatever setting it occurs, so that the latter years of life will be free from abuse, neglect and exploitation. (Click here to download program .pdf)
Objective: To create awareness in elderly people themselves regarding what comes under elder abuse. To sensitize young people regarding elder abuse and to bridge the intergenerational gap between elderly and young people. To create awareness in media and society at large regarding elder abuse.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Week 2009 Tentative Programme:
1. Elder Abuse Awareness Week from 13th June to 19th June 2009
2. Host Essay Competition - "Elder Abuse: Role of Civil Society and Government " from 15th May 2009 to 31st May. To Publish Three Best Essay on Elder Abuse on Website and Blogs.To announce winner by 15th June 2009
3. 13th June 2009 Intergeneration Programme of Poster Making ,Slogan Writing and Presentation at Apne Aap ,Khetwadi, Mumbai (NGO working for Children s of marginalized mothers)
4. 14th June 2009 Interactive Talk by Amruta Lovekar and Sailesh Mishra on Elder Abuse at Mahakali Senior Citizens Association, Andheri East, Mumbai (This Sr.Ctz Association is part of FESOM)
5. 15th June 2009 Talk by Sailesh Mishra on Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007 and Elder Laws and Tying of Purple Security Band to Elders at AISCON, Nerul ,Navi Mumbai (This is All India Senior Citizens' Confederation)
6. 18th June 2009 Talk by Sailesh Mishra on "Elder Abuse: The Hidden Health Aspect" at HELP Library Nalanda ,Fort,Mumbai
7. 19th June 2009 Launch of Legal Advice cell for Elderly Women with regard to Matrimonial Issues in association with Majlis (NGO that provides litigation support and legal counseling to women)
This Programme is organized by Silver Inning Foundation and promoted by INPEA (International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse) Indian Chapter through Development, Welfare and Research Foundation (DWARF) and 'Little Things Matter Initiatives' (LTMI), Mahakali Senior Citizens Association, Apne Aap, ARDSI Greater Mumbai and AISCON (All India Senior Citizens' Confederation).
WEAAD 2009 'Health Awareness Symposium -Towards Well Being of 50 +'
Sponsored by: India Chapter INPEA; Rotary International District 3010 Club Delhi Safdarjung; National Cancer Society and Development, Welfare & Research Foundation (DWARF) through its Little Things Matter Initiatives (LTMI) for improving Quality of Life of people as they age
India International Centre Annexe Conference Room 3 Max Mueller Marg New Delhi 11003 India
Sunday, 14th June 2009
From 10.00 am to 2 pm
This is a public awareness program targeting the health concerns of 50 + population. This program consisting of lectures/presentations by the medical professionals and social gerontologists will promote concept of self care and health management so that general public learn to cope with their problems and it reduces their risk and vulnerability to abuse and neglect in later years.
This is a public reach out program to bring awareness on health care which is an important aspect for reducing risk of elder abuse and neglect.
Registration Info: Open to public but prior confirmation of participants necessary.
This is a public event being organized by INPEA Chair in India for observance of WEAAD 2009
National Expert Group Consultative Meeting on Enhancing Quality of Life of Senior Citizens: Review of Existent Programs and Developing Action Plans
Sponsored by: National Institute of Social Defence (NISD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India; India Chapter International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) and Development, Welfare & Research Foundation (DWARF) as part of its 'Little Things Matter Initiatives' (LTMI)
India International Centre Conference Room No 2 Main Building, Lodi Estate New Delhi 110003 India
15th June 2009, Monday
From 9.30 am to 5 pm
On the initiative taken by the INPEA Chair for India and South Asia with support from NISD, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and in collaboration with DWARF as part of its Little Things Matter Initiatives this is a special National Level Consultative Meeting between those working on ageing issues among the government officials, UN agencies and other international organizations representatives, Heads from public sector and autonomous institutions, experts, social scientists, ageing, gender, health and legal professionals, police officers, media personnel, special invitees from senior citizens forums, Resident Welfare Associations, selected NGOs, private sector involved with ageing related products and concerned citizens. It will review existent programs and develop action plans for the future to enhance quality of life of people as they age.
Attendance is by invitation from INPEA Chair, India & South Asia: Dr Mala Kapur Shankardass
Secondary Contact: Mrs. Kiran Puri, Director, Development, Welfare & Research Foundation e-mail: email@example.com Telephone: 0091-9811337737
This program in the capital of the country is being organized to generate awareness among the main stakeholders in the country and develop action and strategy plans and programs by reviewing the existent ones at the national, regional local levels as well as take guidance from international forums to suit the country needs. It is restricted to special invitees only.
This is an important national level private meeting of experts from the ageing field, the first of its kind to bring many stakeholders together for developing actions plans for the future. This meeting organized by National Representative for India Dr Mala Kapur Shankardass with the Central Ministry involved with ageing issues is one of the significant meeting besides two other public awareness meetings being organized with other partners on 14th morning and 15th evening in Delhi, where a larger reach out is planned. Information about the other 2 events is being posted separately.
International Awareness Day for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Eshel-Joint, Ministry of Health Ministry of Welfare
3 Hayetzira Street
Tuesday, 16 June 2009 8:30 a.m.
9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks by Ministers, Director General and Mayor
9:30-10:15 Lecture - Dr. Israel Doron
10:15-10:35 Reports by Ministry Representatives
10:35-11:00 Movie "Who Cares"
11:15-12:15 Panel - Portrayal of the Elderly in Public
12:45-14:00 Play - "Alex and Morris"
This event emerges from the need Portugal share with all the world that we should say "PRESENT" in the WEAAD and by the need to show the workgroup founded by our general direction of health to make plans for manage elder abuse incidents at the various levels: at the research level, at the legislative level, at the health and social services provided to the end of identifying and preventing the phenomena.
In this event we aim to put together in one meeting, different professionals that work in the identification and prevention of elder abuse, and entities that sponsor most of these activities namely Fundação Montepio from Lisbon. We will have commissioners from our Health system, from Portuguese Association for Supporting Victims, professionals from judicial system, namely lawyers with experience in legislation, psychiatrists and psychologists that work mainly with older adults in psychogeriatric services, nurses, social assistants, managers in health services, researchers and INPEA representative from Portugal. We will share our experiences and knowledge that will be spread out by our media.
The entrance is free. There is no need to register
This year we continue our work on sensitising the public. This year we will present the results of a survey on the level of information older people have in regards to discrimination, neglect and abuse. We will also present protocols of the Centres for Social Welfare and Health Institutions dealing with mandatory procedures when identifying violence and abuse towards older people.
The round table this year will also have a guest from Norway, a psychiatrist who will present her professional experience with older people and abuse or violence towards them. We have prepared a leaflet speaking about abuse and discrimination of older people that will be distributed with the biggest newspaper in Serbia on the 15th of June.
As for the government, there will be representatives of the Ministries of Health, Labour and Social Policy and Human and Minority Rights present at the round table. We will take the liberty of sending you a report from this event afterwards.
Registration Info: Red Cross of Serbia and network HumanaS
Five years ago Red Cross of Serbia has founded a network of 15 non-governmental organisations dealing with the issues of older people called HumanaS. Our goal is to lobby and advocate on behalf of older people as well as to motivate the older people to be more active in public and assist in dealing with their own problems. In the past three years we have organised annual activities related to the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Last year we have organised round tables in all the regions in Serbia and the participants were public figures and decisionmakers from all the municipalities in Serbia. We have discussed the phenomenon of violence towards older people and the ways of dealing with it.
"Ponte en su Piel" Campaña contra el maltrato al mayor
Sponsored by: InfoElder - Grupo Intercom
All the year - 15 of june
Ponte En Su Piel is an on-going internet-based social campaign for the rights of senior citizens. Between December 2008 and March 2009, approximately 1000 people, including companies, associations and institutions, participated in the construction of a decalogue that raises awareness of abuse of the elderly population. Many of the participants have pasted the Ponte En Su Piel- symbol on their websites. We welcome new participants to join our cause.
It is especially important for us to fight against the abuse of elderly people in Spain where the population of senior citizens is very high.
Sponsored by: Newcastle society for Blind people and Newcastle Safeguarding Adult Board
Durrant Hall in the church of Divine Unity Ellison Place Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8XS UK
MONDAY 15TH JUNE
From 1.30pm to 3.30pm
1.30 - Opening address by councillor Liz Langford 1.45 - Talk on Elder Abuse by Margaret Lester from Newcastle Safeguarding Adult Board 2.15 - Performance by OLD SPICE on Elder Abuse 2.45 - Questions 3.00 - Refreshments and information stands 3.30 - Closing remarks
Sponsored by: Shropshire Partners in Care and Shropshire Council
The Four Crosses Pub Bicton Shrewsbury, Shropshire UK SY3 8EF Friday the 12th June 2009 Curry and Karaoke night to Mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2009
From 7:30 pm until late
Following on from last years Good Night Out, we are having another social event, all profits will once again go to Action on Elder Abuse. This year Another Good Night Out is an opportunity to have a night out with friends and colleagues over a curry and we will also be rivalling the X Factor in terms of entertainment...... It is our opportunity to identify that in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin we are aware of elder abuse. It is also a chance to identify what we are doing in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin in terms of safeguarding.
All day event - information and advice, networking and broadening horizons, afternoon seminar with speakers and presentations.
Aimed at beginning the process of consciousness raising related to
elder abuse within our West London community generally, and to bring
together elders and community leaders and community organisations to
start the process of a joined up approach to the provision of sensitive
support to abused elders.
Dia Mundial de Conscientização da Violência à Pessoa Idosa - Rede de Serviços à Pessoa Idosa: desafios e possibilidades de intervenção
Patrocinado perto Prefeitura do Município de Londrina - Secretaria Municipal do Idoso
Centro Municipal de Educação Infantil Valéria Veronesi (Super Creche) R. Benjamin Constant, 800 Londrina - PR Brasil
15 de junho de 2009
O principal objetivo do dia 15 de Junho é sensibilizar e mobilizar a sociedade civil para combater as diversas formas de violência contra a população idosa: violência física e psicológica, negligência, abandono, abuso financeiro e econômico, entre outras. Dentro desse mesmo espírito de conscientização e combate à violência, a Secretaria Municipal do Idoso (SMI), a Universidade Aberta da Terceira Idade (UNATI) e o Conselho Municipal de Direitos do Idoso (CMDI) conclamam a sociedade londrinense a combater todas as formas de maus-tratos aos homens e mulheres que, hoje maiores de 60 anos de idade, construíram com muito trabalho e dedicação a nossa cidade.
PROGRAMAÇÃO 13:30 às 14:00 Recepção 14:00 às 14:30 Abertura 14:30 às 15:00 Palestra: Rede de Serviços à Pessoa Idosa Desafios e Possibilidades de Intervenção. Palestrante: Profª.Drª. Mabel Mascarenhas Torres UEL/Deptº de Serviço Social/UNATI
15:00 às 15:15 Intervalo 15:15 às 16:00 Grupos de Discussão Coord. Profª. Ms. Sandra da Cruz Perdigão Domiciano UEL/Deptº de Serviço Social/UNATI 16:00 às 17:00- Síntese e Encerramento. Confirmar presença até dia 12/06, 14 horas, pelo (43) 3372-4502.
The Portal Terceira Idade is a non profit organization in Brasil. This site is made to show all kind of contents about: Health, aging citizen´s rights, nutrition, sports, literature and interactivitie.
In the Home of the site, we have a big notice, telling abou the 15th of june, the storie of the event and how importante is to do events around Brazil to celebrate e show this subject to prevent the older people from abuse. We hope to give more concious to the people end to our governament, to modifie this concept and stop the abuse to older people in a lot of ways. And links for other sites non governamental and governamental for human defense and rights ol older people.
This is the first year that we put the information about the 15th of June on our site.
Here in Brazil this site is a reference for the government and older people. We join a work of informatios with the SEDH, secretary for defense and human rights of older people.
Semana de Conscientização da Violência à Pessoa Idosa
Patrocinado perto: Instituto Paulista de Geriatria e Gerontologia "José Ermírio de Moraes"
Praça Padre Aleixo Monteiro Mafra, 34, São Miguel Paulista, SP- Capital Brazil
15/06: das 9 às 11h 15/6: 14 às 17h 16/6: 9 às 11h 18/6: 14 às 16h
O Instituto Paulista de Geriatria e Gerontologia da Secretaria de Estado da Saúde de São Paulo convida para as atividades do Dia Mundial de Conscientização da Violência à Pessoa Idosa. Você pode ajudar mobilizando, convidando e trazendo idosos, familiares, amigos e conhecidos, para que juntos possamos evitar e combater os maus tratos contra a pessoa idosa. Os eventos acontecerão na semana de 15 a 18 de junho.
CRNs Take Action The fourth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Monday June 15, 2009.
We are proud to be acknowledging this important global day of awareness all over BC throughout the month of June. We invite you to check out local events that are upcoming and to help us “Stop Adult Abuse and Neglect – Together" by supporting our Third Annual Province Wide Online Auction ending June 30th. www.bccrns.ca Items are being added daily.
Further info in: Connections News from the BC Association of Community Response Networks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Edition –June 2009
Thank you to local CRN volunteers and our Online Auction Donors for all your generosity of time and spirit to make
My World...Your World...Our World – Free of Elder Abuse
Local CRN Initiatives
SATURDAY, JUNE 6 Abbotsford: Ag-Rec. Building; Abbotsford Diversity Health Fair; 9:00 am - 4: 30 pm. Over 40 exhibitor booths. Food, Entertainment (Bhangra, Pow-wow, Master Lee TaeKwonDo Demonstration, Children’s events, and much more)
JUNE 8 – JUNE 22 Kelowna: Downtown World Elder Abuse Banner up for 2 weeks over one of Kelowna’s main streets.
WEEK OF JUNE 7-13TH Castlegar: WEAAD Info Distribution Media release,
distribution of posters and bookmarks etc., to Pharmacies, Medical
Clinics, hospital (lab, emergency, x-ray), Seniors Centre, and other
SATURDAY, JUNE 13 Powell River: Purple Ribbon Campaign, annual BBQ at the senior citizens’ Association. Community policing booth in mall.
WEEK OF JUNE 14-20 Revelstoke: Local TV station to show the main 'Oak Tree' video re elder abuse a number of times, along with a short PSA to alert people to these showings and provide contact info. A local person may submit his interview with two local centenarians, to the newspaper during WEAAD week. ‘It is about their thoughts re: what they have observed, learned and may advise.'
Vernon: local seniors’ bureau hosting fair during seniors week.
MONDAY, JUNE 15TH. Prince George: Council of Seniors office, 1055 5th Ave; Open House, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Abbotsford: Community Services Jasbir Saran Room; World Elder Abuse Awareness Day “Lunch with the Bunch; 10:00 am -1:00 pm; Play and discussions on elder abuse and neglect while enjoying “Lunch with the Bunch.
MONDAY, JUNE 15TH Salmo: Seniors Villa Lounge; WEAAD Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. and educational forum; a short presentation from the Victims Services Coordinator and a discussion on the topic “My World--Your World--Our World--Free of Elder Abuse”.
Revelstoke: Moberly Solarium; Special Tea and Program for Seniors 'in care', in Adult Day Care (& their spouses or care-givers); seniors living in publicly-subsidized rental facilities, assisted living residents, executive of the local seniors association, representatives from each faith community and from the local Aboriginal Elder group.
MONDAY, JUNE 15TH Kelowna: Trinity Baptist Church, Springfield and Spall; Senior’s Safety Fair; 9:00 am - 12 noon; Coffee, Feature Presentation – “You Can’t Take It With You” by lawyer Jim Herperger. Displays by 30 organizations.
Nelson: Kootenay Lake District Hospital (Lobby); Information Table with qualified volunteers
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 Victoria: Hillside Seniors Health Centre, Yakimovich Wellness Centre, 1454 Hillside Avenue; Adult Abuse Awareness Forum; Community resources display; Presentations from Agencies; Networking with community agencies that provide services to vulnerable adults: Refreshments
SATURDAY, JUNE 20 South Surrey: SS Recreation Center; City of Surrey Seniors Education, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Educating through film “Finding a Future for Ellen”; speakers and community representative…the services and supports for seniors in the City of Surrey.
TUESDAY, JUNE 23 Duncan: Providence Farm, Tzouhalem Road; 12:30 – 2:30 pm; Seniors Picnic to educate and inform about Senior Abuse and how to report and stop it.
THURSDAY, JUNE 25 Summerland: Seniors Drop in Centre; 5:00 pm. Elder Abuse Awareness PowerPoint presentation outlining abuse, neglect and self-neglect…how to recognize abuse and how to get help.
Seniors Annual Picnic
Sponsored by: Seniors Resource and Support Society Cowichan #1 Kenneth Street Duncan, BC
Picnic for Seniors St Anne's Garden at Providence Farm Duncan, BC Canada
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
From 12:30 to 2:30pm
* Picnic with entertainment provided by local entertainers that are all seniors - "The Over the Hill Gang". * Brief discussion of Elder Abuse * Tote bag of party favours includes a copy of "abuse hurts at any age ~ together we can prevent the abuse of older adults" by World Elder Abuse Awareness Day / Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Free picnic - turn up on the day - posters and newspaper coverage to promote
At Canadian Tire Parking Lot Campbellford, Ontario Canada
On both Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th, 2009
Both days from 10:00a - 4:00p
Information Session, highlighting definitions of abuse, hotlines,WEAAD,and the need for organizations to become involved.
I will have a table set up with information to share with the public about Elder Abuse. I will be showing short video clips, handing out purple ribbons and asking the public to wear purple on June 15. There will be free coffee, cold drinks and Timbits served.
If there is a local organization that would like to become involved and support this cause, that I could be affiliated with, I would like to start a group/committee/campaign that works on minimizing or eliminating elder abuse in our communittee.
Celebrating Seniors...........My World..Your World..Our World.. Free of Elder Abuse
Waterloo Region Committee on Elder Abuse
Ketchener Public Library Auditorium
85 Queens St. N.
Kitchener, Waterloo Region Ontario, Canada
Monday June 15 5:15PM - 8PM
Silver Stars will provide music & dance while
attendees enjoy light supper. Dr. Peter Naus will speak......Is it
possible to achieve a sense of well being in one's senior years?
Definitely! But it requires the ability to appraise realistically both
the losses & gains of aging.
With Arlene Groh as Facilitator, the
Harmony Interactive Troupe will provide interactive theatre &
engage with community partners, in finding solutions to abuse.
Graham County General Services Building 921 West Thatcher Blvd. Safford, AZ 85546 USA
Friday June 12th 9:00am - 2:00pm
Topics discussed will be: Fraud and Identity Theft by John Griffin (Safford Chief of Police), The Subtleties of Financial Exploitation by Ron Williams (Regional Director of Adult Protective Services) and Don Doctors (Wells Fargo Banks), How Your Bank Can Help by Tami Evans (Branch Manager of National Bank), Introduction to Long Term Care by Royce Hunt (Program Manager of SEACUS), Long Term Care Benefits Available Through VA by Valarie Williams (Veterans Administration), and Legal Issues Surrounding Aging by Bruce Martin (Attorney for Bogutz and Gordon)
We encourage caregivers, professionals, and people of all ages to attend. There will be a lot of information on how to plan ahead for later years in life including - resources to help pay for services, Advance Directives, Power of Attorneys, Trusts, Living Wills, etc.
Call SEACUS at 928-428-3229 to register; no registration fees.
Sponsored by: Residents of a Federal Funded Apartment Building Foe Income and Friends Debra Joyce Whittier
Gather at Corner of 3rd Street and G Street Downtown San Diego, CA USA
Monday, JUNE 15, 2009
Beginning at: 9AM PST
FOE People Who Are 1/3 Chinese Seniors, Seniors, Disabled, And Low Income Currently In A Legal Process Of Ousting A Bad Landlord.
What a perfect day June 15 to bring the awareness of elderly abuse to the community so we are going to have a "World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day” here in San Diego on the corner of 3rd and G Street Downtown San Diego. A peaceful one .. Just a gathering . Thank you for this day to educate .fighting ELF
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: The Reality of Later Life Abuse
Sponsored by: Elder Response Team
Orange Senior Center High Plains Community Center 525 Orange Center Road Orange CT 06477 USA
Monday, June 15,2009
From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Gerard Kerins, M.D., F.A.C.P., Section Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the Hospital of St. Raphael, will speak on the epidemiology of elder abuse. There will also be breakout sessions on Elderly Protective Services, The Law and Older Adults, and Substance Abuse and Seniors.
Crime Awareness Forum for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2009
Sponsored by: Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. Co-host - Gulfport Senior Center
Gulfport Senior Center
5501 27th Avenue South
Gulfport, FL 33707
Monday, 15 June 2009 1:00 pm - 3:00 PM
Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. presents a Crime Awareness
Forum for Senior Citizens hosted by the Gulfport Senior Center.Agencies
involved in protecting older people from fraud and exploitation will
present information at the forum and offer literature and training on
how to avoid being a victim of crime.
Florida has seen an
increase in the financial exploitation of elderly people over the past
years. Forums are held by Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc.
These programs help inform and train seniors in how to recognize fraud
and prevent financial exploitation by unscrupulous people.
For registration, contact Rita Bott, Victim Advocate at AAAPP 1-727-570-9696 ext 279
People attending from outside of the state of Florida can call for a limited number of reserved seats at no charge.
The Coastal Alliance for the Protection of Elders (CAPE) along with the
Area Agency on Aging will be hosting a Shred-A-Thon in recognition of
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) The event is open to the public
and will be held at the Brunswick Shrine Club, 155 Darien Hwy. The
theme of this year's event is to Stop Identity Theft. Radio station
Magic 105.9 will broadcast live encouraging listeners to come and shred
their outdated documents in order to prevent identity theft and fraud.
Confidential Material Management will provide free confidential
shredding; the first 20 pounds free, and then a modest .16 a pound for
additional shredding. Proceeds raised will go to the Meals on Wheels
CAPE is an alliance of local private and non-profit organizations. CAPE's mission is to stop elder abuse by promoting awareness and linking resources.
In addition, local senior center participants will enjoy a Safety
Fashion Show to demonstrate the actual uniforms and identifications
some agencies wear. Seniors will be encouraged to ask for
identification before letting just anyone into their homes. After the
fashion show and lunch, we will conclude the day with a few rounds of
FRAUD Bingo. Prizes will be given out to at least two winners in each
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Seminar: Make The Call
Sponsored by: St. Tammany SALT (Seniors And Law enforcement Together) Council
Northshore Harbor Center 100 Harbor Center Blvd. Slidell, LA 70461 USA
Monday, 15 June 2009 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The seminar features an internationally known expert in the field of
Elder Abuse, Mr. Paul Greenwood, the supervisor of the Elder Abuse
Protection Unit, San Diego County (California) District Attorney's
Other speakers include: Assistant District Attorney
Harold Bartholomew, Jr. - 22nd Judicial District of Louisiana Robert
Seemann, LCSW - Assistant Director, Louisiana Adult Protective Services
Lutricia McDonald - Director Elder Rights Unit, Louisiana Governor's
Office of Elderly Affairs Felicity Cole, LCSW - Director Volunteer
Services & H2U, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington, LA.
To note: 6 hours of Continuing Education credit is authorized
for social workers, and 6 of Continuing Legal Education credit is
authorized for attorneys.
This is a rare opportunity to meet and learn from several of the foremost Elder Abuse experts in the United States as they lead discussions on the following topics: Louisiana Elder Abuse Law; Elder Abuse Victimology; Effective Investigation Process; Louisiana Elderly
Protective Services; Resolving Conflict in Investigations; Victim
Recognition; Victim Management & Conflict Resolution; Problem
Elder Abuse International Day of Awareness
Sponsored by: S.A.V.E. (Serving Adults who are Vulnerable and/or Elderly) Task Force of Livingston County
The Opera House 23 W. Grand River Ave. Howell, MI 48843 USA
Monday, June 15, 2009
From 11:00am to 2:00pm
International Day of Awareness is a day which was created to bring awareness of abuse against older adults.
Events include: -Welcome from the Livingston County Sherriff and information on identity theft. -Resource materials available -Walk through downtown Howell -Tour of the Opera House -Refreshments -Livingston County 9-1-1 representative to explain the 9-1-1 process -Mini Self-Defense class
This event is free and open to the public. No registration required
Sponsored by: West Central Vulnerable Adult Coalition
Educational opportunity to thwart ID Theft and Financial Exploitation
Bismarck Senior Center 315 N 20th Street Bismarck, North Dakota USA
Monday, June 15, 2009
From 10:30 to 1:00
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the West Central Vulnerable Adults Coalition is hosting a shred-a-thon event on Monday, June 15, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bismarck Senior Center, 315 N 20th St. Staff from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and trained coalition partners will meet with seniors to help them to identify documents they need to keep for personal records and to safely shred other papers that, if disposed of casually, may increase the risk of fraud and identity theft.
Secondary Contact: Karla Backman e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 701-328-8868
“Our coalition was created to prevent abuse, neglect, and financial
exploitation of seniors and vulnerable individuals,” said co-chair
Cherry Schmidt, the regional aging services program administrator at
the Department of Human Services’ West Central Human Service Center.
“Instances of financial exploitation, including fraud and identity
theft, do occur in North Dakota. We hope this event reminds people
about how they can guard against these serious problems.” Schmidt,
who worked to build the coalition, co-chairs it with Parrell Grossman,
director of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.
Beyond Looking Glass: Reflections of Adult Abuse Interventions & Strategies
Presented by: The Consortium Against Adult Abuse
Corporate College East A Division of Cuyahoga Community College 4400 Richmond Road Warrensville Heights Ohio 44128 USA
Friday, June 12, 2009 8:00am to 4:30pm
This conference is for you! • Adult Protective Services Workers • Social Workers • Nurses • Ombudsmen • Attorneys • Law Enforcement • Witness Advocates • Nursing Home Administrators • Municipal Building Inspectors
The purpose of this conference is to acquaint the audience with key developments in the field of elder abuse/neglect/exploitation prevention including: the rising number of frail elders living in the community and the challenges it poses; an increased understanding of the “psychology of victimization,” including the role of undue influence and cognitive impairments in heightening risk, and the heightened role of community agencies and other legal systems in addressing these problems.
Sponsored by: Coalition of Advocates for Adult Protective Services - CAAPS
2802 W Ashby San Antonio, TX 78201 USA
Monday, June 15, 2009
From 9 to 10 am & 11am to 12noon
CAAPS will hold a press conference with special guests TX House Representative Michael Villarreal and Ms. Jo Ann Tobias-Molina, Regional Director of Adult Protective Services. There will be a balloon release and a financial fraud presentation at 11am.
Good Living Senior Center & St. Johnsbury Senior Meal Site Main Street, St. Johnsbury Vermont and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury Vermont and Lyndon Area Senior Meals at The Darling Inn, Lyndonville, Vermont USA
Monday, June 15th, 2009 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Members of the Northeast Kingdom Vulnerable Adult Action Coalition will host informational table and display in the three locations at the same time, and facilitate discussion and answer questions on elder abuse. There will be educational fact sheets and purple ribbons as handouts.
We are a team of local law enforcement, social service and health care providers dedicated to insuring the safety and well- being of vulnerable adults. We are located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Coalition was formed in January 2008 with a grant from the National Center for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) to establish a multi-disciplinary team of professionals committed to the goal of insuring the safety and welfare of vulnerable adults in our community.
Northeast Kingdom Vulnerable Adult Action Coalition 481 Summer St. Suite 101 St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 1-802-748-5182
1. The Colour Purple Wearing purple is a positive celebration of ageing. Wear it with pride and promote Respect for Seniors.
2. Community Conversations Have a conversation that encourages discussion and acceptance of different perspectives. You can start with these questions: - What does respect mean to you? - How do you show respect for others? - In what ways do you feel respected by others?
3. Campaign Champions Introduce these conversations into your social or sporting group, organisation, congregation, work and home.
Sponsored by: Seniors Rights Victoria Council on the Ageing
Conference Centre Victoria University 300 Flinders Street Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Monday June 15th 2009 9:30am to 4:30pm
Seniors Rights Victoria presents a full day workshop which will provide a unique opportunity to hear from experts, consider case studies and discuss approaches to addressing elder abuse in the community. The workshop will focus on medical and legal capacity, responding to the financial abuse of older persons and elder abuse in the context of human rights. The Workshop is intended for professionals and workers engaged with seniors in a range of areas.
A seminar for Local Government personnel and others who work with older
adults.Presentations by Advocare Inc., The Older People's Rights
Service, The Office of The Public Advocate, The Public Trustee, WA
Police. Case scenarios and agency responses.
The launch of the
Department for Communities Topic Sheet - Elder Abuse - an invaluable
resource for professionals and community members by the Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia, Mr Tony Simpson.
For registration info: APEA:WA C/- Advocare Inc. Unit 1, Byblos House 190 Abernethy Rd Belmont WA 6104 fax: 61 8 9479 7599