World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is observed annually on June 15th. Established in 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and officially recognized by the United Nations in 2011, the day serves as a platform for individuals and organizations to actively work towards safeguarding older people. Various activities, such as educational workshops, senior fairs, proclamations, and community walks, are organized to promote awareness and protection for seniors. WEAAD is an occasion for communities to enhance understanding of elder abuse and neglect, fostering a united stand against all forms of mistreatment towards older individuals. The day also emphasizes the importance of taking action to address and prevent the mistreatment of older adults.