15 June – Elder abuse

Elder abuse is any act which causes harm or distress to an older person. Such an act can include physical, psychological or emotional, sexual and financial abuse as well as intentional or unintentional neglect.

Until recently, this serious social problem was hidden from the public. Today elder abuse is an important public health and societal problem.

The 15th of June represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.

Let us stand together and protect those who gave us life, helped us and loved us for who we are.