Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And experts believe that for every reported case of elder abuse or neglect, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched 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.
The Carter Burden Network combats elder abuse with our Community Elder Mistreatment Abuse and Prevention Program (CEMAPP). CEMAPP helps senior citizens live safely and securely within Manhattan and Roosevelt Island communities. Services include everything from personal discussions and assistance to legal guidance.
Click here to visit the WEADD website and learn more about elder abuse and find resources and events in your area.
Click here to learn more about the Carter Burden Network's Community Elder Mistreatment and Abuse Prevention Program (CEMAPP).