Category: WEAAD Blog

  • Making a Difference: Elder Abuse Networks

    Sometimes called coalitions, councils, or task forces, elder abuse networks bring together change agents, like policy makers and agency leaders, for collective action. Focusing on a system, community, or state, they identify, assess, and attempt to remedy problems in elder abuse detection, prevention, and intervention.

  • Reflecting on WEAAD 2017

    Elizabeth Podnieks should be very proud. The creator of World Elder Abuse Awareness (WEAAD) along with her colleagues, had an idea many years ago to bring the world’s attention to the issue of elder abuse.

  • “Improving Resources and Enhancing Lives” Door County, Wisconsin

    We live in an area of the country that has some unique barriers in combatting abuse. The following is from our Aging and Disability Resource Center’s aging plan written by an advisory board member by the name of Tom Kreuck.

  • Engaging Social Workers to Prevent and Address Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

    As World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) approaches, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is planning a variety of activities to engage social workers in preventing, identifying, and addressing elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

  • Innovations in Maryland Creating Community Awareness

    As the Administrator of Assessment of Adult Protective Services and Care Management Services for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Aging & Disability Services, my department is a seamless, combination of Social Services, Area Agency on Aging, Behavioral Health and Public Health. We are committed to educate, investigate and eradicate elder/vulnerable adult abuse in all its forms.

  • How does Elder Law of Michigan Make a Difference?

    For over 25 years, Elder Law of Michigan has assisted seniors with legal, housing, pension, and benefits access issues. While we offer a variety of no-charge services for seniors across Michigan, many of our efforts have important components that focus on a reduction in and prevention of elder abuse cases.

  • A Visionary Message from the Founder of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 15th is the eleventh commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)! This blog is about the power of imagination … how it helped bring us to where we are today, and how it will frame our vision for tomorrow. Quite simply, if you can imagine something, you can really change the world. Imagination allows us to envision the impossible and lead others to help create it.

  • On Time and How Important World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Is

    For all of us, WEAAD presents a unique and compelling opportunity to show the world how much we care about elder abuse. I hope you won’t let that opportunity pass by without taking some of your precious time to give it attention and action!

  • The Solution to Elder Abuse

    Ever looked for your glasses only to find them perched up on your head? After years and years of seeking for solutions to elder abuse in all the wrong places it has finally presented itself.

  • Reflecting on WEAAD

    In the absence of a concentrated effort, Elder Abuse will assume intolerable proportions. If we wish to truly address global elder abuse, we must fully consider the demographics and respond to the unprecedented increase in the numbers of older people in the developing world (83% of the global total of 2 billion in 2050).



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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.