World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is annually recognised on 15 June worldwide.
Advocare asks all West Australians in the community, including those working in the health, aged care or finance sectors to be more aware and responsive to incidents of elder abuse. In the past quarter, Advocare received 413 calls to the WA Elder Abuse Helpline, plus a further 3,100 calls to their general information line. The rising number of calls each year is accompanied by heart-breaking stories of harm from the minority of older people able to reach out for help.
Read our full media statement here.
As part of WEAAD:
- Advocare distributed more than 100 information kits across the State.
- Advocare arranged for prominent Perth landmarks to be lit purple on 15 June.
- Our Advocates spoke at information sessions and attended displays.