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FAQs ABOUT WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY (WEAAD)WEAD 1-2

 

What is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is the internationally recognised day to focus public attention on the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.
When is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on June 15th each year
What is elder abuse?
Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust, such as family or friends. Includes financial, emotional, physical, social or sexual abuse and neglect.  
What happens on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?
Activities and events to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day are conducted all over the world. They include seniors’ information sessions and awareness raising events such as walks and morning teas, as well as activities to celebrate and value the contribution older people make to the community.Information and ideas about how you can mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day are on the Seniors Rights Victoria website (www.elderabuseawarenessday.org.au).
What does the purple ribbon mean?
Wearing a purple ribbon on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day signifies that the wearer cares about ending elder abuse. Purple is the international symbolic colour for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. As well as people wearing purple, many public buildings also take on the purple theme.
What messages does World Elder Abuse Awareness Day convey?
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a day to say “NO” to elder abuse and to value older people’s vital contribution to the community.
Where can I find out more about elder abuse and WEAAD in Victoria?
Contact Seniors Rights Victoria Helpline on 1300 368 821 or visit: www.elderabuseawarenessday.org.au