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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019: Date, Observance, Significance & Quotes

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019: Date, Observance, Significance & Quotes: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was established for the Prevention of Elder Abuse by the International Network and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019

The main objective of WEAAD is to offer an opportunity for communities all over the world in order to encourage a better considerate of abuse and neglect of older persons. The motive or aim of the day is raised by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic as well as demographic processes affecting elder abuse and lack of care.

When is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this year?

This year in 2019, the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is going gong to observe on 15th June 2019, Saturday.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Observance

The first ever WEAAD was celebrated in the year 2012, and was marked by meetings as well as conferences at the UN headquarters in New York.

In adding to the WEAAD, the UN also celebrates an International Day of Older Persons on October 1 each year in order to identify the contributions of older people and also to survey issues that affect their lives.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Significance

This major day aims to focus on worldwide attention on the issue and concern of physical, emotional, as well as financial abuse of elders. It also pursues to recognize the challenges and chances offered by an ageing population, and also to bring together the senior citizens, and their caregivers, along with the national and local government, academics and the private sector in order to interchange ideas about how best to decrease events of violence to elders, upsurge reporting of such abuse, and to bring more elder friendly policies.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Quotes and Messages

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is the day all about respecting elder people and also dedicates to them.

Elder abuse is a sin; Don’t be an irredeemable sinner

Re-pay your debt to elders; avoid elder abuse

Make sure they don’t feel they are burden. Stop elder abuse

To those seniors, and especially elderly veterans like myself, I want to tell you this: You are not alone, and you having nothing to be ashamed of. If elder abuse happened to me, it can happen to anyone. I want you to know that you deserve better. -Mickey Rooney

Age is only a number. Keep an active life. -Lailah Gifty Akita, founder of Smart Youth Volunteers Foundation

To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors. – Tia Walker, American blogger