Awareness

The Solution to Elder Abuse

Ever looked for your glasses only to find them perched up on your head?

After years and years of seeking solutions to elder abuse, I recently realized it was there all along. The solution to elder abuse was standing there right in front of me. And his name was Harry.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Inspiration

by Talitha Guinn

Looking for a little inspiration for your World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) event?  Well, look no further.  Check out these highlights from last year’s WEAAD events from all over the country.  From educational events to radio shows, you are sure to find something to use as a catalyst for your own planning team.  THANK YOU to these programs for sharing their fabulous WEAAD events with us.

Home for the Holidays

If you’re like most Americans, you don’t get to see your elderly loved ones as often as you’d like. The holidays offer an opportunity to visit with parents and grandparents. Given that 1 in 10 older Americans are abused and neglected, the National Center on Elder Abuse wants everyone to know what they should be looking for when visiting elderly loved ones to ensure that they are aging with respect and dignity.

The Impact of Elder Abuse Hits Hard

By Kerry Burnight, PhD

I don’t know about you, but when I hear people talking about “impact”, I usually think they’re referring to things bashing into each other like cars, bodies, or heads.  With all of the talk recently about sports and concussions, my mind immediately goes to physical impact.  In our field of elder abuse prevention, there has been a lot of talk about impact lately.