Planning Ideas

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 – organizations such as Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, senior centres, 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:

  • Plan a Walk
  • Support a Proclamation
  • Engage the Local Media
  • Establish or Join a Local Group/Network
  • Host a Presentation, Lecture or Debate
  • Wear Purple
  • Distribute Purple Ribbons
  • Present an Award
  • Host a public awareness event geared toward seniors.
  • Tree plantings
  • Community Walks
  • High Tea
  • Send out a press release, hold a press conference, or submit an editorial to discuss elder abuse awareness and prevention efforts.
  • Host a conference or training, focused on elder abuse awareness and available community resources.
  • Develop a PSA on elder abuse with a local TV or radio station.
  • Educate yourself and others about elder abuse
  • 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 efforts
  • Host a public awareness activity that includes politicians, seniors, local programs, survivors of abuse, and others
  • Ask local leaders, the Mayor, MP, MPP to release a Proclamation declaring June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
  • Create a poster on elder abuse or use a poster created by the Elder Abuse Ontario
  • Register Your Event

We look forward to commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015 with you!

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