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Date:
June 15, 2021
Time:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:
Nashville, TN 37228
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of 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.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th!
 
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of 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.


Get Involved!
There are many ways to get involved in creating a stronger society that safeguards our communities and prevents elder abuse from occurring. We can all be "beams" of support in our society structure. Here are a few ways you can join us in supporting this cause and spreading awareness:

  1. Prevent isolation by calling or writing to older adults in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Join our letter-writing campaign!
  2. Give a caregiver a break- Caregiving is hard work, and providing relief even for a few hours can really bring rejuvenation to those who are struggling.
  3. Advocate by sharing information on Elder Abuse and financial fraud with doctors, pastors, bank managers, friends and family members.
  4. Spread awareness on social media - Add a custom WEAAD facebook frame to your profile picture here.
  5. Wear a purple ribbon or purple shirt on June 15th in honor of elder abuse survivors
  6. Join #WalkforWEAAD - a Virtual Walk to build a national justice movement
  7. Participate in the #WEAAD615 Challenge: List 6 facts about elder abuse, share 1 thing to prevent it and tag 5 people on social media

For more tips on how to spread awareness and prevent elder abuse, visit https://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home/about/

Click here for a FACT SHEET on ELDER ABUSE, NEGLECT & EXPLOITATION


TOGETHER WE CAN PREVENT AND ADDRESS ELDER ABUSE.

To help prevent abuse, more services to reduce isolation should be available to those at risk for abuse. Programs such as the Adult Protective Services (APS) and the Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are here to help.


To report suspected abuse or neglect in the community setting:
TN Adult Protective Services
1-888-APS-TENN (1-888-277-8366)
Or, report suspected abuse online:
reportadultabuse.dhs.tn.gov


To report suspected abuse or neglect in long-term care facilities:
District Long-term Ombudsmanship
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency
615-850-3918

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
1-877-236-0013

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GNRC offers a direct connection to services available to older adults and adults with disabilities in the Middle Tennessee area. We can assess the specific needs of an individual and provide a range of options that allow them to choose the support they need to protect their quality of life. Call our Information and Assistance Hotline to learn more about any of GNRC's programs and services at 615-255-1010.


For more tips on how to spread awareness and prevent elder abuse, visit https://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home/about/

Click here for a FACT SHEET on ELDER ABUSE, NEGLECT & EXPLOITATION


TOGETHER WE CAN PREVENT AND ADDRESS ELDER ABUSE.

To help prevent abuse, more services to reduce isolation should be available to those at risk for abuse. Programs such as the Adult Protective Services (APS) and the Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are here to help.


To report suspected abuse or neglect in the community setting:
TN Adult Protective Services
1-888-APS-TENN (1-888-277-8366)
Or, report suspected abuse online:
reportadultabuse.dhs.tn.gov


To report suspected abuse or neglect in long-term care facilities:
District Long-term Ombudsmanship
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency
615-850-3918

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
1-877-236-0013

_________

GNRC offers a direct connection to services available to older adults and adults with disabilities in the Middle Tennessee area. We can assess the specific needs of an individual and provide a range of options that allow them to choose the support they need to protect their quality of life. Call our Information and Assistance Hotline to learn more about any of GNRC's programs and services at 615-255-1010.