World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated each year on 15 June to highlight one of the worst manifestations of ageism and inequality in our society, elder abuse.

Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as a family member or friend. The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect.

In many parts of the world elder abuse occurs with little recognition or response. It is a global social issue which affects the health, well-being, independence and human rights of millions of older people around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of all in the community.

Bungree Aboriginal Association is passionate about raising awareness of the issue of elder abuse, and advocating for ageing members of our community to ensure they can enjoy the right to a safe, comfortable and happy life.

Click here to download information on how to respond to abuse of an older person of adult with a disability.

Click here  for tips on staying safe during self-isolation from the Central Coast & Hunter Elder Abuse Collaborative.