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Walk for WEAAD!

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

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is excited to announce our second annual virtual awareness walk, Walk for WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day)! 

Let’s build a national elder justice movement, through movement 

Registration is NOW OPEN! 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 Walker Tracker, create your profile, and start tracking your activity online or on the Walker Tracker app.
  3. Create or join a team with colleagues, friends and family, or members of your community. No team? No problem! Join the “WEAAD Team” (open to all!).
  4. Wear purple clothing, ribbon, mask, or socks to honor survivors of elder abuse and raise awareness of WEAAD.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 or mobile app.

Get the WALKER TRACKER app or log your activities online.

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.