Awareness is Key in the Prevention of Elder Abuse!
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is June 15 and this year’s theme is “Building Strong Support for Elders”. By working together and taking action to raise awareness, we can all help prevent elder abuse. Elder Abuse Awareness information.
World Elder Abuse Day Events!
OCES Launches Lawn Sign Campaign for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
OCES encourages the community to make a difference and display a lawn sign for the month of June, 2021 to educate others about who to call to report elder abuse. OCES is creating a number of lawn signs with various sayings to raise awareness, such as “You can make a difference” and “See Something Say Something – Report Elder Abuse 1-800-922-2275”.
To obtain a lawn sign, community members can contact the Brockton Council on Aging (508) 580-7811, Plymouth Center for Active Living (508) 830-4230 or OCES (508) 584-1561. Those who are picking up a sign will be provided with a designated pick-up time.
Special Banner Raising in Brockton
Join OCES and Mayor Sullivan on June 15 at noon at 144 Main Street in Brockton, MA as he raises the awareness banner in honor of older adults for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Community members can bring awareness to the campaign by displaying a lawn sign at a local business establishment or home.
Sharing on Social Media
Anyone displaying a sign is encouraged to photograph themselves near the sign, or simply take a photo of the sign alone, and share it on OCES’ Facebook page @OCESMA. This further helps to raise awareness of this important issue of elder abuse. Use the hashtags #ElderAbuse #LiftingUpVoices #WEAAD when posting the pictures. Follow OCES on Facebook at @OCESMA for more information.
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