Stronger Supports for Older Adults
We can and must work together to create healthier and safer living environments for older adults, including their homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.
Get more information on how to make a difference by visiting the National Center on Elder Abuse.
Elder Abuse Awareness Month #WEAAD
Throughout the month of June, join the Idaho Commission on Aging, our statewide partners, and communities around the world as we promote Elder Abuse Awareness Month and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15.
On June 15, wear purple clothing or a ribbon: When someone asks you if purple has special meaning, start a conversation about elder abuse. It’s more common than you think, and rarely discussed socially.
We all deserve to lead happy and healthy lives free from abuse
as we age, yet older people are mistreated more often than we
think. Take action to raise awareness toward prevention on this
important social justice issue! http://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home
See Something Say Something!!
It is up to all of us to work together to create a sturdy structure
of support and prevent, notice and report abuse.
Help stop abuse before it happens. If you suspect abuse of a vulnerable adult report it to your Local Area Agency on Aging.