Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th

The purpose of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

To report Elder Abuse locally contact the State of Ohio’s Adult Protective Services Hotline at 855-644-6277 (855-OHIO-APS).

5 Things Everyone Can Do to Prevent Elder Abuse

1) Learn the Signs

Learn the signs of elder abuse and how we can solve the issue together.

2) Prevent isolation

Call or visit our older loved ones and ask how they are doing on a regular basis.

3) Talk to friends and family members

Talk to friends and family members about how we can all age well and reduce abuse with programs and services like law enforcement, community centers, and public transportation.

4) Be a friendly visitor

Sign up to be a friendly visitor to an older person in our communities.

5) Send a letter

Send a letter to a local paper, radio or TV station suggesting that they cover World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15) or Grandparents Day in September.

For More Information

Call 330-505-2300 or 800-686-7367 or complete our Contact Form and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.