World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15


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This week is National Volunteer Week (#NVW) ! NVW is an opportunity to appreciate and celebrate volunteers and highlight the impact of their support. Thank you, volunteers of all ages for contributing your time, passion, skills and building strong supports for healthier and happier communities. Thank you, volunteer organizations for providing adequate training, support, and meaningful volunteer opportunities! ... See MoreSee Less

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next Thur, 4/20 11am PT/ 2pm ET !

What #WEAAD activities are you planning this year? How do you ensure these activities make lasting effects in your community? Join us and share your WEAAD tips & tricks!


Ageless Alliance
The Elder Justice League
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What to learn how to plan and host a successful #WEAAD event to increase #elderabuse awareness and empower communities?

Join us next Thurs, 4/20 11am PT for this month's #NCEAnow Chat to learn & share #WEAAD event planning tips!

Submit your local WEAAD event HERE: eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home/submit-a-weaad-event/
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Read more about National Crime Victims' Rights Week here : ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw/

Office for Victims of Crime
National Organization for Victim Assistance
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NEW RESEARCH TO PRACTICE PUBLICATION : "Decision-Making Ability and Risk of Elder Mistreatment"

This Research to Practice discusses factors relevant to decision-making ability of older people including changes in the brain, cognition, and social functioning, and how impaired decision-making ability can lead to an increased risk of elder mistreatment. This Research to Practice also lists what to do if you notice changes in an older person’s decision-making ability and a variety of tools to reduce risk of abuse and exploitation while maintaining and promoting autonomy.

Read full publication here : bit.ly/2oOwHCk
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How can we build strong supports for elders?

Join the National Center on Elder Abuse & Ageless Alliance World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) "Finish this Sentence" Campaign to commemorate WEAAD, encourage others to stand against abuse, and share a united message !

< Here's how > :

1. Print out the template : ow.ly/YDbH30ax8in (available in English, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese)

2. Finish the sentence, "We can build strong supports for elders by..."

3. Take a photo of yourself holding the template.

4. Share the photo on Facebook or Twitter and include the hashtag #WEAAD and tag National Center on Elder Abuse, Ageless Alliance, and Administration for Community Living.

5. Invite others to participate in the campaign!
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When we build supports for older people to age in community, we prevent #elderabuse. ... See MoreSee Less

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We're at #Walk4Alz East Los Angeles this morning. Come by and say 👋🏼 ! ... See MoreSee Less

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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.