World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 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. While World Elder Abuse is Sunday, June 15th, DSAS has opted to bring awareness to elder abuse the entire month of June.
Please join us in commemorating Elder Abuse Awareness by showing the world you care about ending elder abuse, neglect and exploitation by wearing something purple on Sunday, June 15th and every Friday during the month of June, 2014. Additionally, join us on Friday, June 27th at Beachwood Community Center for our "Elder Abuse Awareness Community Forum", from 12:30 pm-3:00 pm. To register for this Forum, please call Annette Edwards at 216-420-6740 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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