World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Every year, 15 June marks the United Nations internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

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.

Join us in spreading the word to let others know that you, and your organisation, stand against elder abuse.

Advocare’s ‘Ready to Listen. Be Ready to Act’ webinar series

Commencing on 15 June, this free webinar series will assist community members and service provider staff to identify the signs and signals of elder abuse, and how to act on them.

The abuse of older people is everybody’s business, and silence is its greatest ally. Advocare’s Advocates hear about the different categories of abuse every day in their work. It can be a combination of financial, neglect, psychological, social, physical and the most challenging silent form of all – sexual abuse or assault.

Find out more about the series.


We’re ready to listen. Are you?

Find out what other activities and learning opportunities are available in June to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022 around the state on the Department of Communities website.