Support Older Adults On WEAAD
WEAR PURPLE, JUNE 15, 2020
WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY
WRAAA encourages our community to wear purple on Monday, June 15th to show your support for Word Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).
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 people by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
Elder abuse is a public health and human rights issue. In a society that values the just treatment of all people, WEAAD reminds us that elder abuse has implications for all of us, and thus it’s important to find the right solutions to it.
WEAAD is a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to educate each other on elder abuse so it can be identified, addressed, and prevented.
Everyone has a part in solving this issue.
Elder Abuse Can Occur in Many Forms
- Neglect (food, clothing, deprivation) and,
Social isolation and impairment from illnesses like dementia and Alzheimer's can make older adults more susceptible to abuse. And, older adults with disabilities are very susceptible to violent abuse.
Resources for Elder Abuse
CUYAHOGA COUNTY SENIOR & ADULT SERVICES
GEAUGA COUNTY JOB & FAMILY SERVICES
After hours: 440‐285‐5665
LAKE COUNTY CHILD & ADULT SERVICES
24-Hour Child and Adult Abuse Hotline:
440-918-4000, Press Option 1
LORAIN COUNTY JOB & FAMILY SERVICES
330-661-0800 During normal business hours.
330-725-6631After hours call Medina County Sheriff’s department
Call the 24/7 Statewide APS hotline at 855-644-6277