World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | 2022

WEAAD is commemorated on June 15th every year – The day 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.

Across South Carolina, community partners are joining one another in solidarity to support older adults aging peacefully and respectfully in our state every Wednesday in June. Put on your purple and join us at the events listed below

Find Out More

Elder Financial Abuse
National Center for Elder Abuse website
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WEAAD WEDNESDAYS ARE HERE!

Please see the events below for World Elder Abuse Awareness

WEAAD EVENTS HAPPENING IN JUNE

Across South Carolina, community partners are joining one another in solidarity to support older adults aging peacefully and respectfully in our state every Wednesday in June. Put on your purple and join us:

June 8th at 12:00 pm: Statewide Virtual Resource Fair

June 15th at 9:00 am: SC WEAAD Walk and Proclamation

June 15th at 10:00 am: WEAAD Educational Fun Day (Appalachian Region)

  • Hosted by Appalachian Council Of Governments Ombudsman Program
  • Gaffney Senior Center, 499 W Rutledge Ave, Gaffney, SC 29341

June 22nd from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: "WEAAD: Be the Light in a Dark World”

  • A multidisciplinary training co-hosted by SC Respite Coalition and SC Dept. on Aging empowering community members to advocate for vulnerable adults in their own neighborhoods. Participants will learn about support systems for caregivers throughout South Carolina, volunteerism and advanced directives.
  • Register here to join virtually!

June 29th SC Elder Abuse Responses and Resources: A Conference for Law enforcement, Victim Advocates and First Responder Chaplains" Event

*This is the final event of “SC World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Wednesdays”

Registration Check-In: 9am - 9:30am

Event Start Time: 9:30am

Event End Time: 3:30pm

Location: Columbia International University, William H Jones Center, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC

 


A special thank you to the Better Business Bureau and All About Seniors

for their continued support of this event

 

 

 


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | 2020

 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | 2019

 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | 2018

 

 

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