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NEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

Want to help spread the word about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)? Using social media is an excellent way to engage our community around this important and timely subject. Below are some ways to use social media to promote WEAAD.

This social media guide includes tips on using media to promote #WEAAD as well as sample posts in English in Spanish

Support the WEAAD Twibbon Campaign and add the WEAAD logo to your social media profiles. Here’s How:

  1. Visit http://bit.ly/WEAADTB.
  2. Click “Add to Twitter” or “Add to Facebook” to apply the WEAAD badge to your profile photo.
  3. Share the Twibbon on Twitter and Facebook using the sample posts below!
  • Support the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (#WEAAD) Twibbon campaign to honor survivors of #ElderAbuse and raise awareness toward prevention: http://bit.ly/WEAADTB  
  • Want to help spread the word about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (#WEAAD)? Pledge your profile photo!  http://bit.ly/WEAADTB  
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th! Add a Twibbon to show your support for #WEAAD http://bit.ly/WEAADTB

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Are you interested in accessing additional formats (.eps, .jpg, .pdf, web-optimized, or print ready) of our materials or would you like to review materials from past WEAAD campaigns? Please contact us at NCEA@med.usc.edu

Use our FREE and customizable tools to educate your community about the role that everyone can play in preventing #ElderAbuse

ncea.acl.gov/Resources/STEAP.aspx
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National Center on Elder Abuse

"We seek the security of the men, women, and children of the nation." - FDR

On August 14th, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Learn more about the history of the American social safety net: www.ssa.gov/history/index.html

Happy 84th anniversary, Social SecurityToday is the anniversary of when the Social Security Act was signed into law! Learn more about Social Security's history here: ow.ly/YO2c50uxXUI
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#ElderAbuse can include neglect, physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse. It is up to all of us to prevent and report suspected abuse. Here are some signs of elder abuse that everyone should know: eldermistreatment.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NCEA_SignsEA_508-1.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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National Center on Elder Abuse

Thank you CA State Senator Anthony Portantino for bringing together community advocates and representatives from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department- Temple Sheriff's Station, County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, and Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office to spread awareness about how to prevent and spread awareness about harmful scams in our communities. Working together, we can help safeguard the American public. Visit Senator Portanito's page for a video of the panel discussion and event! Anthony PortantinoThank you Westminster Gardens for co hosting our #Senior scam and abuse prevention panel. Great group of 100 seniors, friends and family came out with terrific senior advocates providing important info. The video of the event is below. ... See MoreSee Less

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🥳Thank you to our followers and supporters for helping us reach a milestone on Facebook; we've reached 8,000 Likes!

Thank you for making our Facebook community great!
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It is estimated that millions of older adults, from all walks
of life, encounter harmful fraud and scams every year. Today we're at The California Endowment with Federal Trade Commission and AARP Fraud Watch Network for a Common Ground Conference that brings together law enforcement, consumer groups, service providers, and community organizations to discuss strategies for understanding, preventing, and redressing fraud targeted at the older adult population of Southern California. #LACommonGround2019
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NCEA Team is so excited to be in #NewOrleans for The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)'s 44th Annual Conference & Tradeshow.

Stop by booth #240 to grab tools and resources everyone can use to educate our communities about #ElderAbuse prevention or visit ncea.acl.gov to learn more!
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3 weeks ago

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Far too often, abuse and neglect of nursing home residents are hidden and unreported. National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Executive Director, shared recommendations on how we can protect residents and prevent abuse and occurring in the first place during Tuesday's Senate Finance Committee hearing.

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
Consumer Voice Executive Director Lori Smetanka answers Senator Maggie Hassan's question about how to protect nursing home residents from abuse and neglect during Tuesday's Senate Finance Committee hearing. Thank you, Senator Hassan, for your work to prevent abuse among LTC residents and individuals with disabilities.
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Home is often the most dangerous place for a person experiencing #ElderAbuse. Lack of emergency, safe housing is a glaring gap in protection for older survivors of abuse. Tune into this upcoming webinar to learn about the unique role of shelter in a coordinated community response to #ElderAbuse

Thursday, 8.1.19 10AM PT/ 1PM ET
Register here: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fJYsgFEeSLqWiAnhXsfYVg
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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.