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Walk for WEAAD!

Every step we take together is on the path toward elder justice.

Thank you for supporting Walk for WEAADWe were thrilled so many of you joined to build a national elder justice movement, through movement!  

During Walk for WEAAD, 440 people from 47 U.S. states and territories logged more than 54,970,832 million steps (+ activities), which is equivalent to 1.1 trips around the earth! To receive certificates of participation, please email kimberly.moon@med.usc.edu.

 

This year’s WEAAD campaign has come to an end, but there are many opportunities throughout the year to bring your community together and build awareness on elder abuse. Visit ncea.acl.gov to learn more. 

 

We’ll see you next year! 

 

Sincerely, 
NCEA Team 

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is excited to announce our very first virtual awareness walk, Walk for WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day)!  As we continue to take precautionary and preventive measures against COVID-19, let’s get active every day and collectively take steps to advance elder justice.  

Build a national elder justice movement, through movement!

Walk for WEAAD begins May 1st, the first day of Older Americans Month, and runs through June 15th, WEAAD.

How to participate: 

  1. Go to https://weaad.walkertracker.com/
  2. Register for Walk for WEAAD, create your profile, and start tracking your activity online or on the Walker Tracker app
  3. Wear purple clothing, ribbon, or face mask to honor survivors of elder abuse and raise awareness of WEAAD!
  4. Walk, run, or do any other activity to show your support for WEAAD. And we do mean any other activity — Walker Tracker converts Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recommended activities into step counts, so we can count every step we are collectively taking to advance elder justice.
  5. Invite others to participate in Walk for WEAAD and be part of the movement to prevent and end elder abuse. 

Follow NCEA on Facebook and Twitter and share your posts using the hashtag #Walk4WEAAD or #WEAAD.  

For questions about the campaign, contact the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) at ncea@med.usc.edu. For technical questions about the platform, contact the Walker Tracker support team or click the “Contact Support” button in the lower right-hand corner of your program dashboard on the desktop site or mobile app. 

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is excited to announce our very first virtual awareness walk, Walk for WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day)! As we continue to take precautionary and preventive measures against COVID-19, let’s get active every day and collectively take steps to advance elder justice. 

Build a national elder justice movement, through movement!

Walk for WEAAD campaign begins May 1st, on the first day of Older Americans Month, and runs through June 15th, WEAAD. 

Sign up now online or in the Walker Tracker app, so you’re ready to walk, run, or do any other activity to show your support for WEAAD. And we do mean any other activity — Walker Tracker converts Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recommended activities into steps, so we can count every step we are collectively taking to advance elder justice.  

How to get ready for Walk for WEAAD (May 1 – June 15):

We can’t wait to get started!

For questions about the campaign, contact the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) at ncea@med.usc.edu. For technical questions about the platform, contact the Walker Tracker support team or click the “Contact Support” button in the lower right-hand corner of your program dashboard on the desktop or mobile app. 

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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.