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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

May 20, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

 WEAAD celebrates its 15th anniversary! 

CNPEA and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario invite you to join us as we mark this milestone day. This year's theme is  

Uproot Elder Abuse, Plant a Seed for Change
inspired by WEAAD founder Elizabeth Podnieks. 

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Since WEAAD’s inception, communities across the globe have used the day to raise the visibility of elder abuse by sharing information and promoting resources and services that increase seniors’ safety and well-being.

The current pandemic may have disrupted our way of life and altered WEAAD plans, but here’s something we can all do safely in our own homes: plant something in our gardens and on our window sills. Make it a neighbourhood planting ceremony, or a family activity, by using a video call or hosting a Zoom gardening session! Trees and plants have a healing quality that positively affect us, our communities, and our world. 

On June 15, join us on social media to share our campaign #UprootAbuse and your gardening pictures/videos with us. A safe, fun, and intergenerational activity to engage in together to help plant the seed for change! 

We also chose to plant trees and seedlings this year to symbolize the connection between older adults and the planet we all dwell on. Environmental crises are directly connected to increased vulnerability and to the violation of older people’s human rights. In times of disasters, older adults are often among the most vulnerable populations, facing ageist attitudes and policies, and a lack of access to suitable resources and services. 

On June 15, 2020, let’s recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with renewed conviction and energy, to uproot elder abuse and plant a seed for change.

More details about our social media campaign and how you can participate are coming soon...



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