Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10 older Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. 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 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. Check out the McGeorge Elder Health & Law Clinic talk about why they are commemorating Elder Abuse Awareness Day and what tips you can use to identify elder abuse.
If you, or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, please call Adult Protective Services at (916) 874-9377. You can also contact the Family Justice Center at (916) 875-4673 or McGeorge Elder Health & Law Clinic at (916) 340) 6080.