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PSA: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15

Free

Elder abuse is a global issue that affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons worldwide.

Every year on June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is commemorated in America and worldwide.

Elder abuse is a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person.

  • As many as 1 in 10 older Americans are abused or neglected each year.
  • Only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse ever come to authorities’ attention.

Older Americans are vital, contributing members of our society and their abuse or neglect diminishes all of us.

BREAK THE SILENCE

Report elder abuse by calling the Berks County Area Agency on Aging at 610-478-6500.

This Public Service Announcement is sponsored by the Berks County Area Agency on Aging

Organizers

Berks County Area Agency on Aging
Berks County Area Agency on Aging