Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15

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On June 15, the world will come together to stand up for our older population. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is an opportunity for individuals, communities, organizations and governments to raise awareness about elder abuse, highlight the need for appropriate action, and advance prevention efforts.

Many different events are being held across the globe to recognize WEAAD. For more information, ideas and resources, visit the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) website or connect with a network in your region.

How is RNAO recognizing WEAAD?

  • RNAO will soon be releasing a best practice guideline on preventing and addressing abuse and neglect of older adults. Watch for more information around June 15.
  • RNAO has a variety of materials, available on request, to help organizations recognize WEAAD.

Contact Verity White for more information.

And remember, purple is the colour of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On June 15, wear purple or a purple ribbon, and urge your workplace or community to take a stance on abuse and neglect of older adults.