Every year, 15 June marks the United Nations internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Elder abuse is estimated to affect 1 in 20 older people in Western Australia, becoming a common social issue in our community.
Elder abuse can take various forms, ranging from physical and sexual assault, to neglect, psychological and financial mistreatment.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about elder abuse.
Advocare is proud to be at the forefront of raising public awareness about this day and encourages organisations and individuals to become engaged in helping to prevent elder abuse.
If you are located in WA and you would like to join us in raising awareness of elder abuse, we can send you a FREE World Elder Abuse Awareness Day starter pack filled with materials.
To find out how you can get involved and for more information about the day, download your FREE World Elder Abuse Awareness Day information kit or contact us.