World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Presentation
Jun 12, 2020
Protecting Our Elders During COVID-19
June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Video on Facebook
The panel discussed the challenges and solutions for caring for elders during COVID-19.
- Dr. Jacque Gray, Director of the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI), UND Center for Rural Health, Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Marcia Hall, Adult Protection Services Representative, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Adult Protection Services, Fort Hall, Idaho
- Helen Gray, Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Office for the Aging, Albany, New York
- Maylynn Warne, Deputy Director of NIEJI, UND Center for Rural Health, Grand Forks, North Dakota
About World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
WEAAD was launched in 2006, by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. WEAAD is an opportunity to recognize the more than one million Americans, age 65 or older, who have suffered abuse. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, it is estimated that for every one case of reported elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect, about five more incidents go unreported.
The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons, by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.