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Tag Archives: elder abuse

The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 each year since WEAAD’s inception in 2012. What is elder abuse? Elder abuse affects seniors across all socio-economic groups, cultures, and races. The abuse of older adults is a serious problem and victims may feel alone or […]

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Originally published by Elizabeth Podnieks, PhD, Professor Emerita at Ryerson University. Click here to visit the Center for Digital Aging’s website. “Imagine all the people Living life in peace” -John Lennon June 15th is the eleventh commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)! This blog is about the power of imagination … how it […]

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On June 15th, the National Latin@ Network will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Like all adult survivors of abuse, older adults have a complex set of circumstances shaped by culture, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status.  Latin@ older survivors may face additional barriers that require service providers to examine how they are currently delivering […]

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Originally published by Ser Familia on October 7, 2015. View original post. “Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse.” [1] When examining the definition of elder abuse it looks very similar to the explanation domestic violence advocates can relate to, for the types of abuse are parallel. The […]

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By: Alexandre Kalache, MD, PhD Much progress has been made as testified by colleagues who spoke before me at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Toward a Global Framework on its 10th Anniversary webinar. However, much more needs to be done now that we contemplate the future of WEAAD – say, for the next ten, […]

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By: Molly Davies, MSW, ACSW Services for elder abuse survivors are akin to an unfinished haphazardly executed quilt.  Some squares made of fine silk, others threadbare cotton, and still so many others with squares missing completely. Services are unique to each community and vary greatly even within a single county. When I think about services for survivors […]

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By: Mary Twomey, MSW A few months ago, I was asked to give a talk about elder abuse at a local conference.  It was at the height of the demonstrations in Ferguson, MO and, for that reason, I was thinking a lot about racism. As I prepared for the talk, my mind also turned to two […]

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