The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, celebrated every June 15, is an initiative aiming at bringing awareness about the rising physical and mental abuse cases perpetrated against the elderly by their offspring. Elderly individuals who have lived through many different generations are still able to share.
The United Nations asserts that elderly persons are far more likely to become seriously ill than younger adults. Additionally, older adults are also more likely to experience stigma and other forms of discrimination based on age.
History of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The United Nations General Assembly declared June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day as part of its determination 66/127, accepting a proposal by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, which organized a campaign to raise awareness of the issue in June 2006.
The primary goal of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is to bring awareness to and also eliminate, the abuse and neglect of older people around the globe. This is truly a global issue that is connected to many other problems in our world.
The United Nations says that older people who have faced violence, neglect, and abuse—and especially women, who are more likely than men to experience violence—are often faced with multiple barriers to accessing judicial remedies.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Quotes
“The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.” – William Wordsworth
“The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.” – Oscar Wilde
“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” – JK Rowling
“The old are in a second childhood.” – Aristophanes
“Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.” – Leon Trotsky
“Slow down and think about the lessons of the elders.” – Maya Soetoro
“Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children’s party taken over by the elders.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald
“We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.” –Marcia Fudge.
“Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan
“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
“Don’t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world.” – Meryl Streep
Elder Abuse Awareness Day Messages
On this elder abuse awareness day, Let us all make a commitment to make sure that our seniors are comfortable, happy, and well-cared for.
Let’s all make a commitment to take special precautions when we are with our elders and treat them with the care and respect they deserve.
We can only raise our voices against elder abuse if we are willing to speak up for what is right. Let’s make sure that everyone knows about Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, get your friends together and talk about the ways you can help prevent elder abuse.
Let us all appreciate the presence of elderly people in our lives on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, let’s remember the many older people whose health is ignored by those who are supposed to care for them.
It is heartbreaking to imagine a world without the presence and knowledge of an elderly person. On Elder Abuse Awareness Day, let us all appreciate senior citizens’ contributions to our society and work together to ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect.
On Elder Abuse Awareness Day, let us respect and appreciate the wisdom and experience of older people.
When we neglect, abuse or torment an elder, we cause wounds that never heal. Let us work together to eradicate elder abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
On Elder Abuse Awareness Day, let us remember that our words and actions affect the elderly in ways we may never realize.
Elder Abuse Awareness Day Slogans
Elder abuse is a reality that must be acknowledged.
Protect the elders as they have protected you when were young.
Being kind to the elders is a sign of approbation
Elder Abuse Is A transgress – Don’t Be An Irredeemable transgressor
Educated people will have zero tolerance for elderly people.