World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2011

The 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2011.  Elder abuse is a violation of human rights.  This post includes a Maryland-specific adaptation of an elder abuse awareness fact sheet from the National Center on Elder Abuse  In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, please join me in raising awareness about elder abuse and promoting the human rights of older adults by distributing this fact sheet widely.  You can also show you care by wearing purple.

For a world perspective on elder abuse, including posters that you can download, see the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse For additional useful information on human rights and older adults, see "Strengthening Older People’s Rights:Towards a UN Convention" and "Human Rights of Older Persons: International human rights principles and standards" from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Below are Maryland specific links from the Department of Aging - see

Lt. Governor video on: Elder Abuse

For more information see the links below:

What Is Elder Abuse information sheet

Elder Abuse Fact Sheet

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


Local Events:

Baltimore City

Baltimore County

PEACE Coalition: Arundel, Calvert, and Prince George’s Counties

Legal Aid staff - the included fact sheet is designed to be printed on Legal Aid's colorful red and yellow outreach stationery.

Maryland Fact Sheet What is Elder Abuse.doc179 KB
WaxterCtr June2011 WEAAD Flyer.pdf72.84 KB
Rally2011-1.pdf215.45 KB
TellerTrainingFlier.pdf408.37 KB


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