World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June



The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) happens each year on June 15th.

It was officially recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), who first established the commemoration in June 2006. 

It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations. 

Elder abuse - it’s not OK. Now is the time to make sure the older people in your life are safe and well. We all have a role to play in putting an end to elder abuse and to help support the health and wellbeing of the older people around us. Not just for WEEAD, but always.

Kia mataara 

Be vigilant