World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Community Resource FairClick to RSVP
Start DateJune 15, 2018
Event Time10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join the Elder Abuse Training and Treatment Program for the first annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Community Resource Fair at the Medical University of South Carolina Horseshoe from 10AM-2PM on Friday, June 15, 2018.
Our mission for this event is to highlight services that provide social support to older adults, which is a major factor in preventing elder abuse and neglect. Social support takes on many identities: senior centers, faith-based organizations, healthcare services, service clubs, nutrition assistance, fitness groups, and beyond.
Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders. The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations (UN) launched the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, 2006 in an effort to unite communities around the world in raising awareness about elder abuse. WEAAD is in support of the UNâ€™s International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.
Parking options include the Jonathan Lucas Patient Garage or Ashley/Rutledge Parking Garage or the gravel lot at Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street.