World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15 marks the annual, internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). WEAAD encourages community participation on a broad scale to draw attention to elder abuse.
What can you do to support WEAAD?
TEA stands for: Talking Elder Abuse. We encourage you to get involved by holding morning tea events on June 15 or participating in our art competition to celebrate Positive Ageing.
The day reminds us that every older person has a wealth of lived experience to share, that all older people should be active participants in our community, and on this day - as all other days - we show our shared respect, value and love for our older family and friends.
How can you get involved?
Invite your friends around for morning tea, or host an activity with your social group, library or local council.Find more information here.
Why not 'Talk Elder Abuse' whilst creating a work of art - it can be a painting, photograph, drawing or poem using the theme Positive Ageing as your inspiration. Find more information here.
Entry is open to anyone and there are great prizes to be won, so join in and fun with your team members! Here is the entry form.
It's easy to get involved on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and support the Helpline's work! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.