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World Elder Abuse Day

ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS WEEK 2017
Elder Abuse Awareness Week runs from the 15-22 June 2017, starting with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2017.

Elder Abuse Hits Close To Home
Unfortunately Age Concern elder abuse statistics show:
- more than three quarters of alleged abusers are family members
- more than half of the alleged abusers are adult children or grandchildren
- alleged abusers are as likely to be female as male

This years theme is 'Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home' because thousands of older New Zealanders are being financially, psychologically and physically abused by their own adult children or grandchildren. During this week Age Concerns around New Zealand will be holding events and speaking through the media to raise awareness of elder abuse and neglect. It's not OK and it needs to stop. You can help make a difference by making a donation.

Earlier Event: 12 June
Mens Health Week
Later Event: 22 June
IRD Visit to Westport