World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15

World Elder Abuse Awarness Day (WEAAD) Logo, WEAAD is set for June 15, 2024

Each year since 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) have declared June 15 as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day” (WEAAD). WEADD  aims to create an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of the abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic circumstances affecting elder abuse and neglect.

For this year’s WEAAd) on  Saturday, June 15, 2024, LIFTT asks you to join us and our partners worldwide and commit to creating awareness of the diversity and complexity of experiences across the lifespan and challenge harmful ageist and ableist stereotypes that validate elder abuse. By ending ageism and ableism, we can begin to end elder abuse.

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) have prepared a “WEAAD Action Guide” with facts about the realities of elder abuse and steps you can take to raise awareness and help advance solutions to this problem that engulfs millions of elders across the globe.

About Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT): LIFTT is a Montana 501(c)3 corporation organized as a Center for Independent Living (CIL). With team members based in Billings and Glendive, LIFTT provides people with disabilities with programs and services that help empower them to break down the physical, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers that prevent them from being fully independent participants in their lives and communities throughout 18 counties in southeastern and south-central Montana: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Golden Valley, McCone, Musselshell, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, Stillwater, Treasure, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. For more information, please visit or download our mobile app for your Apple or Android Device.

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