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.

NSW Elder Abuse Helpline WEAAD photography competition

Take a photo that captures the spirit of positive ageing.

Photography is a powerful way to communicate and bring people together. Enter your best photo and you could win a $150 voucher and a framed copy of your photograph!

Discuss positive ageing with your family, friends and colleagues whilst you compose your photographs. It’s via these conversations that pathways to awareness and prevention are conceived.

Entry is open to anyone! Enthusiasts. Amateurs. Groups. There are three categories: up to age 12; 13-18 years of age; and 18 years and over. Entry forms are available to download via this page (see below).

Be creative with your photograph, using the theme Positive Ageing as your inspiration. You can capture your image on any digital camera, such as a mobile phone.

Email a jpeg image of the photograph with your completed entry form by Tuesday 12 June 2018 to

Entries can be viewed via our public Facebook and Twitter pages without needing to sign in or have a social media account.

Host your own WEAAD event!

June 15 reminds us that every older person has a wealth of lived experience to share, and that they should be active participants in their community. In turn, we can show our shared respect, value and love for our older family and friends.

On the day, celebrate positive ageing and discuss ways to keep older family, friends and members of your community safe and connected.

Invite your friends to celebrate with you! Perhaps your social group, library or local council could act as a host for a larger community event? Blank promotional posters and invitations to use for your event can be downloaded via this page (see below).

We would love to hear of your plans and ideas for WEAAD; connect with us via social media.

Positive Ageing Photography Competition

Positive Aging


Positive Ageing Photography Competition Entry Form and Guidelines

Annual Report 2015-2016


WEAAD 2018 Community Event Promotional Poster

WEAAD Event Poster


WEAAD 2018 Community Event Promotional Invitation

WEAAD Event Invite


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