World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home 

Age Concern New Zealand raises awareness of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Week from every year from 15-22 June. Our overall theme is 'Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home.'
It is a myth that elder abuse occurs outside of the home, and this year we want to bring elder abuse out of the shadows.

FACT: 81% of alleged abusers are family members.
FACT: 57% of the alleged abusers are adult children or grandchildren

Watch here to see Chief Executive, Stephanie Clare and Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Professional Educator, Hanny Naus speak on TVNZ's Breakfast during Elder Abuse Awareness Week 2020. 

You can find more information about our elder abuse and neglect prevention services, or contact your local Age Concern to see what services they provide in your area. 

If you suspect and an older person is not being treated well or want to report abuse, please call either the elder abuse helpline 0800 EA IS NOT OK or freephone Age Concern 0800 65 2 105 for free and confidential support.

Read the full World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020 Media Release. 

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