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
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Emotional
  • Neglect (food, clothing, deprivation) and,
  • Financial

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
https://dsas.cuyahogacounty.us/
Phone: 216-420-6700

GEAUGA COUNTY JOB & FAMILY SERVICES
Geaugajfsnew.webserver9.com 
Phone: 440‐285‐9141
Toll-free: 1‐800‐209‐7590
After hours: 440‐285‐5665

LAKE COUNTY CHILD & ADULT SERVICES
https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/lcojfs/Child-Adult-Services/Report-Adult-Abuse
24-Hour Child and Adult Abuse Hotline:
440-350-4000 or
440-918-4000, Press Option 1

LORAIN COUNTY JOB & FAMILY SERVICES
http://www.lcdjfs.com/social-services/adult-protective-services
440-284-4465

MEDINA COUNTY

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