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.
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse
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.