Wednesday, June 17, 2009

National Center on Elder Abuse

To view the complere text of the National Center on Elder Abuse webpage; here is the link below:

Help Hotline
Link to Help Hotline Page

If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, call

If someone is in immediate danger, call 911 or the local police for immediate help.

State Resources
link to Find State Resources Page

Locate your State Agencies, helpline, and other resources.

Click Here

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

What do you have planned to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? We’re including all national and international events we learn about in the July NCEA E-news – so send us an email and share your event today!

To learn about NCEA’s “Join Us” Campaign, a national public awareness effort launched in coordination with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2009, or for materials to assist your communities and organizations plan your own World Day events, click here.

Everyone is encouraged to wear purple in observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Here are some of the highlights from our Newsletter:

My World…Your World…Free of Elder Abuse: Read what is happening in Alabama, Delaware, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wyoming to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and learn how to participate “virtually” in the official international observance in Paris.

Color Our World Purple on June 15th!: Everyone is encouraged to create a vibrant and visible statement by wearing – and using – the color purple. Read how and why advocate and psychologist Nora Baladerian suggests we use this no cost public awareness strategy.

“Words Not Spoken” – Bringing the Issue of Elder Abuse to Life Through Improvisational Theater: Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW, has been using improvisational theater for over twenty years for prevention and education work, in order to break through the barriers and stigma that surround many unspeakable subjects, such as elder abuse.

Online resources, Funding Opportunities, Calendar of Events, and more!

Click Here to read the June 2009 issue!

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