WORLD ELDER ABUSE DAY: No excuse for elder abuse

NO ONE wants to believe that their son or daughter, brother or sister, grandchild or cousin could be abusing them or an older relative. We want to think older people we know are being well cared for.

Unfortunately, abuse does happen and the number of reports made to the Elder Abuse Helpline is increasing.

June 15 is  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It is the main day in the year when the world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on older people.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day brings together older people, their carers, the community, national, state, and local government, academics, and the private sector to exchange ideas about how best to reduce incidents of violence towards elders, increase reporting of such abuse, and to develop elder friendly policies

Elder Abuse Helpline

9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

1300 651 192 (Queensland only)

(07) 3867 2525 (rest of Australia)

This Queensland Government funded helpline is run by UnitingCare Community.

Free anonymous and confidential advice for anyone experiencing elder abuse or who suspects someone they know may be experiencing elder abuse.

In an emergency call the police on triple zero (000).

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