World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | Bet Tzedek

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on June 14, 2012


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Many of our elderly neighbors endure suffering every day. They are the victims of financial exploitation, neglect, and physical or emotional abuse. These frightened elders, are from all walks of life, all races and all ethnic groups, and they live in your neighborhood. But, they cannot help themselves. They are afraid to speak out because the abuser is often a member of their own family, a caregiver upon whom they depend, or someone else that they know. They fear retribution, lack of care, embarrassment, and institutionalization.

There is something you can do, you must do. If you suspect that someone is a victim of elder abuse, please report your suspicions. This can be done anonymously.  Don’t turn away from the elders that need your help.

The tragedy of elder abuse is a reflection upon all of us. Our elders have given to us for many years, and it is now our turn to give back to them. If you  suspect that someone is experiencing any form of elder abuse, please – Speak up and report it now.

Help to make this My World . . . Your World . . . Our World . . . Free of Elder Abuse!

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