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!