World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Please join the Appalachian Council of Governments and the SC Department on Aging in bringing awareness to our community with a free event to celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The event will include vendors - guest speakers - optional health screenings - door prizes - light breakfast & lunch served

Lyman Event Center at Pacific Place​​​​
59 Groce Road, Lyman, SC 29365
Thursday, June 13, 2019
9:00 am to 1:30 pm

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet, every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10 older Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Working together, we can build the social supports that can prevent this abuse and keep everyone safe as we age.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) – commemorated on June 15th every year – is an opportunity for people or organizations to take action to protect older people by raising awareness about elder abuse, why it occurs, and what we can do to stop it. We can act collectively to support justice for all.

WEAAD is a way to renew our commitment to preserving the rights of older adults – including the basic human right to live with dignity, free from abuse and neglect.

To learn more visit the National Center for Elder Abuse website, or find ways to take action here.

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National Center for Elder Abuse website

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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring this year's event, please fill out this form or contact Jessica Winters

 

 

 


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | 2018

 

 

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