World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


Thank you for your commitment and for all of your efforts to promote awareness, take action and uphold justice for older people.
At the NCEA, we captured over 211 WEAAD events worldwide, 167 domestically, and 44 internationally.

Reflecting on WEAAD 2017: Our special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks, creator of WEAAD,
and all of you for your commitment to creating a more just society that dignifies aging and is free of neglect and abuse.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.