Silver Inning Foundation, a 'Not for Profit' dedicated organization for senior citizens and their family members will be commemorating Elder Abuse Day on 15th June 2010. It has taken the initiative to create awareness among civil society and Government to eliminate elder abuse at both micro and macro level, and invites an Essay of maximum 2000 words in following category and topics:
1) For all age group: 'Elders Abuse - The Change Has to Start at Our Home'
2) For School Students - Class 5th to class 10th: 'My Grandparents - Our Golden Treasures'
3) For Students - 1st year College to Post graduation : 'No Excuse for Elder Abuse - Signs and Solutions'
Click above to download .pdf of Essay rules and guidelines
Legal Awareness Symposium: 'Adult Protection Legislations: How effective they are for adults and senior citizens'
Sponsored by: Asia and India Chapter, International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse; Development, Welfare & Reserach Foundation; Delhi Federation of Associations of Senior Citizens and NIPSTec Ltd.
Venue: Casurina Hall India Habitat Centre Lodi Estate, New Delhi
Saturday, 12th June 2010 From 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
This legal awareness symposium on 'Adult Protection Legislations: How effective they are for adults and senior citizens' brings attention to very important concern in India. There are few existent legal provisions in the country but to what extent they protect senior citizens from abuse and neglect will be the basis of discussion. The tentative program schedule is as follows: 6:30 pm - Welcome Address: Dr. Mala Kapur Shankardass, INPEA Representative, India & Asia; Managing Trustee, DWRF. 6:40 pm - Opening Comments: Mr. A. N. Sood, President, DFASC 6:50 pm - Research Findings on Emerging Concerns: Mrs. Kiran Puri, Director: DWRF 7:00 pm - Keynote Address: Mrs Purnima Sethi, Advocate, High Court of Delhi. 7:20 pm - Interaction: Views and Comments of Participants 7:45 pm - Presidential Address: Hon ble Mr. Rajinder Sachar, Former Chief Justice of High Court of Delhi 8:05 pm - Forward Agenda: Dr. Mala Kapur Shankardass 8:10 pm - Vote of Thanks: Mrs. Janak Taneja, Vice President, DFASC, President SCA, Vasant Kunj
Please confirm your attendance prior to the program. No registration fee.
Venue: European Union Information Centre Zagreb, Trg zrtava fasizma 6
15. june 2010 From 10 am to 1 pm
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day TRIBINA - Presentations and discussion on the following topics:
Violence against the elderly - legal aspects, Abuse of elderly - a life in the shade of mystery and fear, Disability in the Elderly, Let us add life to years, Education of the elderly - a secret of longevity
The event attended by electronic/printed media and representatives of: Government Office for Human Rights, Ministry of Families, Veterans' Affairs and Intergenerational Solidarity, The party of pensioners retired together BLOCK, Centre for Social Welfare, directors of nursing homes end etc...
Events organized by the ALMA Federation in France on the occasion of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2010
1) ALMA France: Conference “mistreatment, everybody can be concerned” Date: 15th June 2010 Location: Paris Descartes University, amphitheatre Giroud, 45 rue des Saint Pères, Paris, France Time: 17h00-20h00
2) ALMA 01 (Ain): 2 information meetings on elder abuse
Date: 14th June 2010
Location : Salle polyvalente de Coligny (14h30), Salle polyvalente de Reyssouze
Time: 14h30- 18h30
3) ALMA 04/05 (Alps) : Forum/ theatre “Faut-il mots dire »
Date: 15th June 2010
Location : Salle de l’ALCAZAR, route des Combes, Sisteron, France
Time : 14h00-17h00
4) ALMA 13 (Bouches du Rhône): Discussion and testimonies on elder abuse,
around an “Age coffee time”,
Date: 15th June 2010
Location : IMF, 13 rue chape, Marseille, France
Time : 13h00-15h00
5) ALMA 18 (Chers): Conference “handicap and mistreatment
Date: 8th June 2010
Location : chemins des Goulevents, Bourges, France
Time : 14h30-18h00
6) ALMA 31 (Haute Garonne): Photo Exposition “Silence Act 1”
Date: 15th June 2010
Location : Communauté Municipale de Santé
(2, rue malbec, place de la Daurade), Toulouse, France
Time : 18h00
7) ALMA 54/88 (Lorraine): Conference « Sometimes only tears are visible »
Date: 15th June 2010
Location : Salle Raugraff, 13 Rue des Ponts, Nancy, France
Time : 14h00- 17h30
8) ALMA 69 (Rhone): Open house tour at ALMA 69, presentation of ALMA 69’s
Date: 15th June 2010
Location : CRIAS, 1 cours Albert Thomas, Lyon, France
Time: 9h00- 17h00
9) ALMA 74 (Savoie): Radio interview on “elder abuse”
Radio: RCF (Radio Chretienne France)
Date: 15th June 2010
10) ALMA 76 (Seine Maritime): General Assembly and distribution of violet rubans
Date: 7th June 2010
Location: Conseil Général de Seine Maritime, cours Clemenceau, Rouen, France
The event will be attended by electronic and printed media. Representatives of 6 ministries (that have already received the above-mentioned recommendations) are invited as well as the representatives of the deputy prime minister's Team for Social Inclusion.
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.
Kinga, of Elder Protection is going to train as a Firefighter for the Day to Celebrate the 5th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Kinga, will attend the Fire Station in Newmarket and take part in the training. The event will provide the opportunity to make people in the area aware of Elder Abuse and what the Elder Protection Organisation do to help people who have or are suffering abuse in any shape or form. The idea came about from the founder of Elder Protection, Ed Mullenger who was a former firefighter himself at Newmarket before moving to France and becoming a firefighter there for a number of years until he returned to the UK. Kinga joined Elder Protection as event co-ordinator, Kinga was born in Poland and will also be working to promote awareness of elder abuse in Poland which will include translating much of the Elder Protection Web site in to Polish. This idea came about after Ed, was contacted by a couple of Polish people who wanted help and advice about elderly parents who were being abused in their home country of Poland.
In Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin a competition took place to identify the most innovative WEAAD event being held across the county, more than 24 events took place registered with Shropshire Partners in Care. These included events hosted by the independent sector and statutory organisations. This years efforts have been hailed as a great success and the organisations that took part have fed back how positive it was to commemorate this day with service users and staff.
Shropshire Partners in Care, Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council lead each year on promoting this day and raising awareness of elder abuse. We look forward to next years event and thank all the organisations that took part in 2010.
World Wide Elder Abuse Awareness Day @ Thackeray House Care Home
Sponsored by: Thackeray House Care Home Barchester Healthcare
Venue: Thackeray House Care Home 58, Addiscombe Road Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5PH UK
Tuesday 15th June 2010 Beginning at 2:00pm
Thackeray House will be holding a Staff Meeting at the home to introduce and support The World Wide Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
During the Staff Meeting we will also be appointing a Safeguarding Champion for the home. The Champion will assist with keeping updated with the local Safeguarding Policies, Training, Internet information, displaying material around the home to assist residents, relatives, staff, friends of the home.
Thackeray House is a 33 bed Registered Care Home, with Nursing Care in Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom. The home is proud of its' recent up-graded star rating to "Good" from CQC. Now we are keen to further develope our strategies and support to the Safeguarding of Older People In Croydon
El Programa Proteger dependiente de la SubsecretarIa de Derechos
Humanos del Gobierno de la Ciudad, la Subsecretaria de Tercera Edad del
Gobierno de la Ciudad, la Dirección Nacional de Politicas para Adultos
Mayores de la Secretaria Nacional de Niñez, Adolescencia y Familia del
Ministerio de Desarrollo Social de Nación, y la Red Internacional para
la Prevención del Abuse y Maltrato a la Vejez (INPEA) Invitan a Ud. al
evento en conmemoración del Dia Internacional de la Toma de Conciencia
del Abuso y Maltrato en la vejez. El mismo se llevarã a cabo el dia 15
de junio en la Legislatura Porteña, Peru 160, Salón San Martin, a las
click ariba pa larger figura di afèr karchi di Geselle V. Rosaria-Coffi, BSc President, Fundashon Nos Grandinan
Na 2006, United Nations a dekretá un dia internashonal pa motivá tur hende mundialmente, esta d chikí grandi, pa ban reflehá riba posibel maltratonan inhustu ku nos grandinan ta pasa aden i pa huntu buska un alternative pa stop ku abusu kontra nos grandinan.
Mundlalrnente, tur hende ku ta solidario na e faktor aki, mester bisti na e koló lila of algu lila riba 15 di yuni. Esaki ta un muestra pa ban stop ku rnaltratonan kontra hende grandi.
Fundashon Nos Grandinan ke añadi aserka, si tin hende ku no tin paña koló lila ni algu lila, pa hasi uso di e kolo di pas, esta blanku.
Si Bo ta na altura di un kaso di maltrato kontra un hende grandi, denunsiá esaki serka outoridatnan kompetente of per tuma kontakto ku nos na Fundashon Nos Grandinan i nos lo por yuda ku esaki.
El maltrato como problema social: diagnóstico de los servicios de atención a las personas adultas mayores: Mtra. Liliana Giraldo Rodríguez, investigadora en Ciencias Médicas, Instituto de Geriatría
Atención clínica del maltrato en el adulto mayor: Dr. Oscar Rosas Carrasco, especialista en Geriatría e investigador en Ciencias Médicas, Instituto de Geriatría
Propuesta de capacitación para la atención del maltrato: Mtra. Diana Consuelo Torres Ramos
Factores asociados al maltrato: implicaciones en la salud: Mtra. Sara Torres Castro, investigadora en Ciencias Médicas, Instituto de Geriatría
Ciclo de teleconferencias “El proceso de envejecimiento en México: Perspectivas actuales”, organizado por el Instituto de Geriatría, el Instituto Nacional de Desarrollo Social y el Instituto Nacional para la Atención de las Personas Adultas Mayores.
18 de junio: Envejecimiento en México: situación y necesidades actuales
25 de junio: Prevención de la violencia y el maltrato en las personas adultas mayores.
Entrevistas en diferentes medios de comunicación, como estrategia para visibilizar el problema, dar a conocer su magnitud y sensibilizar a la población en general sobre los efectos que tiene el maltrato y la negligencia en la salud física y mental de las personas adultas mayores.
Si requieren más información sobre las investigaciones y acciones que se están llevando a cabo en México en cuanto al tema del maltrato, abuso, negligencia y discriminación hacia las personas adultas mayores, favor comunicarse con la
Wear a Purple Ribbon in support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2010
Sponsored by: South Interlake Seniors Resource Council Inc
We are making up some additional purple ribbons to hand out at our office for people to pick up and wear on Tuesday, June 15, 2010.
On Thursday, June 10 we are holding our annual volunteer appreciation dinner where we will have purple ribbons along with a flyer describing the event. We have also advertised in our Local newspaper and flyers all over town.
English presentation, bilingual resources and question period. Notez: Présentation en anglais, ressources et période de questions bilingues.
"Senior Sharing Circles" Project Launch
Sponsored by: Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton (SAVIS) The Women's Centre Nina's Place the Regional Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Care Centre of Halton-Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
Venue: Woodside Public Library 1274 Rebecca St. Oakville ON Canada
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 From 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Come commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day! This event includes screening of our new elder abuse public service announcement and the launch of the "Senior Sharing Circles" project.
The "Senior Sharing Circles" project will provide the opportunity for women age 55 and older to be Senior Leaders in the Halton community by leading discussion circles with other seniors. These discussion circles are designed to raise awareness of issues such as elder abuse, and will provide a safe space for discussion. The discussion circles will increase awareness, help facilitate peer support and offer community support information to seniors.
Sponsored by: Florida Department of Children & Families
Venue: Community Awareness Fairs
Location: 1165 Byrd Plaza Mall Cocoa, FL 32922 and Sacrifice Park 6475 Minton Road SW Palm Bay, FL 32907
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 From 11 am - 2 pm
Gathering of community providers that offer services which prevent Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Information will be provided concerning making people aware of the signs of abuse and neglect of elders and vulnerable adults.
Participants include State and County service agencies, transportation services, Meals on Wheels, elder law attorneys, case managers, low income senior housing providers, Alzheimer’s Foundation, AARP, Blood Bank and Mobile Health Clinic.
Attendance and participation is Free to vendors and visitors
Sponsored by: Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas
Venue: Gulfport Senior Center 5501 27th Ave. S. Gulfport Florida USA
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Beginning at 1:30 P.M. EST
Elderwork professionals are invited to attend a free educational event on Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation sponsored by Gulfport Senior Center. The curriculum and materials used are supported by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. The purple ribbons created for distribution at event were created by local Girl Scout Troop 618 of Oldsmar, Fl. from Girl Scouts of West Central Florida council.
Lexington Kentucky Commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Sponsored by: Fayette/Jessamine Elder Abuse Prevention Committee, of the Bluegrass Aging Consortium
Venue: Lexington Senior Citizens Center 1530 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington KY 40503
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 From 10 a.m to 1:00pm
First ever commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Lexington KY. Event will include a live concert by popular local band "Young at Heart" as well as addresses by Professor Pamela B. Teaster - elder abuse scholar and researcher from the University of Kentucky's Graduate Center for Gerontology, and Ms. Kimberly Baker - State Long-term Care Ombudsman. Volunteers will be available to provide hand massages and fingernail polish application for seniors.
Awards will also be presented to winners of the Youth Art & Writing Contest. The theme of this year's contest is "What I love about an older person or persons".
An Event to Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Sponsored by: Old Colony Elder Services
Venue: Brockton City Hall 45 School Street Brockton MA 02301 USA
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 From 2:30pm to 3:30pm
In recognition of the day, Ribbons will be given out. Various speakers including but not limited to Mayor Linda Balzotti will commemorate the day and read the announcement of the 5th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2010. Other speakers include Timothy Cruz, Plymouth County District Attorney, Police Officer, Elder officer Tom Donahue. An Elder's Story will be read. Including statistics about elder abuse and neglect. Recognition of the staff will be given.
5th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Documentary Screening
Sponsored by: Ethos
Venue: District E-5 Boston Police Department 1708 Centre St. West Roxbury, MA 02132
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Beginning at 12:00 pm
In honor of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Ethos invites elders, caregivers, and the public to join us in viewing the documentary, An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America. The film will be held Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the Boston Police Department, 1708 Centre Street, West Roxbury at 12pm.
After the viewing, join guest speakers - Dan Conely, Suffolk County District Attorney; Sandy Hovey, Director of Ethos Protective Services; and a representative from the Boston Police Department - for a discussion regarding elder abuse and its relevance to the greater Boston region.
This event was made possible through a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service through a joint program with the Administration for Native Americans. The awareness day will feature an Elder Abuse Panel of Representatives from local, state, and tribal authorities and agencies. They will address the complex issues associated with elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, while providing information about their services and programs. There will be opportunities to ask questions during the panel discussions. A delicious meal provided by the Tribal Senior Program will be served at noon, followed by a raffle. All elders, families, and concerned community members are invited to attend this event!
Registration Info: The event will run from 9AM 2PM with registration lasting until 9:30AM. This is a free event.
Sponsored by: Equinox,Inc. Pirro Law Firm LLC Martin, Harding and Mazzotti Law Firm LLC
Venue: Freihofer Community Walk
Location: Washington Park Albany, New York USA
Saturday, June 5, 2010 Beginning at 12:30p.m.
The Elder Empowerment Walk, part of the larger Freihofer Community Walk, is a fundraiser and public awareness event for Equinox, Inc.'s Elder Abuse Project. Walkers raise money from individual sponsors. Donations will be used in part to fund emergency services to elder abuse victims. Equinox, Inc. provides community education about elder abuse and case management services to elder abuse victims that include, assistance with health, housing, transportation and financial needs, legal advocacy, counseling and coordination of services.
June 15th is declared as The Oregon Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Awareness Day
On Monday, May 24, 2010, at the Capitol in the City of Salem, Oregon, Governor Theodore R. Kulongoski and Secretary of State Kate Brown both sign proclamation.
Click above to download .pdf of proclamation
Submitted by the co-ordinator of the local Multidisciplinary team who works to investigate and prevent Elder Abuse:
Ellen M. O'Shea, MSW Adult Protective Service Screener Risk Intervention Case Manager NW Senior & Disability Services 3410 Cherry Ave. NE, PO Box 12189 Salem, OR 97309 1 (503) 304-3654 1 (503) 304-3465 FAX e-mail to Ellen O'Shea@state.or.us
Stepping Out Against Elder Abuse
Organized by Edinboro University Social Work Students with the assistance of the Erie County Sheriff's TRIAD, Sgt. Joe Spusta of the Erie County District Attorney's Office and the Elder Abuse Task Force of Erie
Venue: Perry Square 5th & State Street Erie, Pennsylvania
Saturday, June 19th From Noon to 2:00PM
An informational rally open to the public to spread awareness of the issue of elder abuse, signs/symptoms, risk factors, and reporting.
Sgt. Joe Spusta of the District Attorneys Office and the Elder Abuse Task Force will give an informational presentation at the rally.
Sponsored by: Tennessee Vulnerable Adult Coalition, Elizabethton Senior Center and Elizabethton SALT Council
Venue: Elizabethton Senior Center 428 East G Street Elizabethton, TN 37643-3224 USA
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 From 10 a.m. to Noon
The program will offer a viewing of "Preventing Elder Abuse" with Betty White, panel discussion with APS and law enforcement, skit to demonstrate awareness of elder abuse and a question and answer period.
The celebration will be held at two locations: Good Living Senior Center 1207 Main Street St. Johnsbury Vermont USA and Lyndon Area Senior Meal Site @ The Darling Inn Broad Street, Lyndonville Vermont USA
Tuesday, June 15th 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Click to download flyer .pdf
View local artwork and stories created by NEK community members to commemorate this day sharing the theme of respect, caring and dignity throughout the lifespan.
For more information about the work of the Northeast Kingdom Vulnerable Adult Action Coalition or the above event, please call 1-802-748-5182.
Acknowledgement of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day through a special
Respect for Seniors Service. Wearing Purple is a celebration of ageing
in which older people's individual, collective & lifelong
contributions to our society are recogised and honoured through an
inaugural Elders Interview.
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre North Terrace Adelaide South Australia
Wednesday, 16th June 2010 From 9am - 4.30pm
Aged Rights Advocacy Service has organised the fifth annual WEAAD conference event to raise awareness of abuse of older people and to complement the implementation of the 'Our Action to prevent abuse of older South Australians 2007' initiative of the Department for Families and Communities. It is targeting aged care service providers. Keynote Speakers: Professor Laura Mosqueda M.D. the Director of Geriatrics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine where she is also a Professor of Family Medicine, the Ronald W. Reagan Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and Medical Director of the UC Irvine SeniorHealth Center.
Associate Professor Susan Kurrle is a geriatrician at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital in northern Sydney and she holds the Curran Chair in Health Care of Older People in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney.
The Conference also features sessions of interest to aged care residential care providers and aged care community care providers.
The Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Western Australia (APEA: WA) and Advocare Inc. made a decisive break with the traditional ways of raising awareness of WEAAD this year. Instead of the usual seminar/workshop day the following events have been planned and it is hoped this new format will increase the spread of the message :
The Office of the Public Advocate has arranged two information sessions
- one for the general community and one for service providers. These
will be held at the Blind Institute, 61 Kitchener Ave. Victoria Park,
WA 6100. Session times will be 9.30 am - 12 noon for the general
community (gold coin donation) and for service providers from 1.30-4.30
The Public Trustee will present a Financial Abuse workshop from 9.30 am -12 noon, Thursday 17 June. The topics will include detecting financial abuse, forensic examination of Trust documents and workshop.
Venue: Theatrette, Level 2, QV1 Building, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000. This event has been fully booked.
The Department for Communities, Western Australia and the Older Person's Rights Service, (OPRS) will launch a Topic Sheet about Family Agreements on 15 June at Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre, Mirrabooka WA 6061 (invitation only).
Local governments across Western Australia have been contacted with information about WEAAD and offered WEAAD resources to raise awareness on a local level.
Advocare has developed community announcements to raise awareness of elder abuse, which will be aired on various radio stations in the lead up to WEAAD 2010.
A poster has been developed "Are you being abused, neglected or financially exploited," which will be released a little later in the year.
Global emails raising awareness of WEAAD 2010 throughout the Home and Community Care network.
Across the world hundreds of international, national, regional and
community organisations and governmental bodies are drawing attention
to elder abuse and its significance as a public health and human rights issue. Excerpt from Helpage eNewsletter. Full report at http://www.helpage.org/News/Latestnews/bj8k