Events

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  • Date: Sat 15th June 2019
  • To: Sat 15th June 2019
  • Location: Worldwide

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is held each year on 15 June.

Sadly, elder abuse is estimated to affect 1 in 20 older people in Western Australia, becoming a common social issue in our community. The abuse of the elderly can take various forms, ranging from physical and sexual assault, to neglect, psychological and financial mistreatment.

For more information on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Elder Abuse visit: advocare.org.au/get-involved/world-elder-abuse-awareness-day/

Elder abuse often leads to homelessness and mental health problems. Chorus Voices podcast recently talked to a customer about her experience with elder abuse: