Ideas for Raising Awareness on June 15th
Elder Abuse Ontario encourages everyone to get involved to participate in helping to raise awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day including organizations such as senior centres, Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, hospitals, and individuals. A variety of events and activities can be planned by organizations and individuals alike. Below are examples of ideas about possible activities to plan:
- Wear Purple
- Community Walk
- Establish or Join a Local Group/Network
- Host a Presentation, Lecture or Debate
- Host a public awareness activity that includes politicians, seniors, local programs, survivors of abuse, and others
- Host a conference or training, focused on elder abuse awareness and available community resources
- Ask local leaders, the Mayor, MP, MPP to Proclaim June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day
- Distribute Purple Ribbons
- Create a poster on elder abuse or use a poster created by the Elder Abuse Ontario
- Educate yourself about elder abuse
- Tree plantings
- High Tea
- Engage the Local Media
- Send a press release, hold a press conference, or submit an editorial to discuss elder abuse awareness and prevention efforts.
- Develop a PSA on elder abuse with a local TV or radio station.
- Be a guest speaker on elder abuse for a local radio show
- Use graphics on your website, blog, or in your email signature block, to draw awareness to elder abuse and prevention effort
WEAAD Planning Tool Kit
The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse has developed a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Toolkit and a Resource Library of materials to help individuals, organizations and communities throughout the world plan activities/events to raise awareness about WEAAD.
The Toolkit was originally developed as a partnership involving the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) & International Federation on Ageing (IFA).
View more resources at INPEA
We look forward to commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015 with you!