Elder Abuse – Our Problem, Our Solution

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed on Friday, June 15, but the problem of elder abuse exists year-round. The day was founded in 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA).

The day's theme “My World, Your World, Our World-Free of Elder Abuse” was established to stress the international need for people to gather and understand the causes and prevention of elder abuse.

See below, elder abuse conferences beyond June 15, 2012

1. 2012 NAPSA Conference - Phoenix, Arizona - Squaw Peak Hilton - The National Adult Protective Services Association is holding a program - Ending Adult Abuse: On the Horizon? - from October 16 to 18, 2012

2. 2012 NAPSA 3rd Annual Elder Financial Exploitation - Phoenix, Arizona - Squaw Peak Hilton - Summit on October 19, 2012.

3. National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV) - Proposed Dates: Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop (August 12-15). This program is pending approval.

Communities around the world will be holding their own World Elder Abuse Awareness Days. Post your comments about events in your communities for June 15 and beyond.