When is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?

Thursday June 15th

Every year on June 15th, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day warns others of elder abuse's prevalence and horrors.. It's also a day to inform the public about elder abuse and how to prevent it.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - June 15

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in six people 60 years and older experience violence each year. Elder abuse in nursing homes and long-term care facilities is at a higher risk of elder abuse. Around the world, this kind of violence is widespread. Nevertheless, elder violence cases are among the least investigated forms of violence. This means that many criminals are allowed to continue assaulting the elderly..

Types of elder abuse