World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

June 15, 2020 · News

At Banyule Community Health we celebrate the positive contributions of older people in our community.

In many parts of the world elder abuse occurs with little recognition or response. It is a global social issue which affects the health, well-being, independence and human rights of millions of older people around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of all in the community.

This #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay2020 (#WEAAD) we are helping to spread awareness. If you see something, say something.

If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, please contact a Banyule Community Health staff member who can provide support and appropriate access to support services.

Try not to let the current physically distancing restrictions prevent you from checking in with older people in your life. If a visiting them is not possible, please consider other ways to stay in contact and to let them know that you are thinking of them (such as a telephone or video call, posting a card or a drawing).

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