Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home
Please make a donation during World Elder Abuse Awareness Week to go towards our life changing services to prevent elder abuse and neglect.
We all want to feel safe in our homes and communities. Unfortunately, that is not the case for us all. Elder abuse is a hidden problem that is often not reported because family members are involved.
FACT: 81% of alleged elder abusers are family members
FACT: 57% of alleged elder abusers are adult children or grandchildren.
With your support, we can continue the fight against elder abuse and make sure all older Kiwis feel safe in their own home.
Chief Executive, Stephanie Clare says; "It is a myth to think that elder abuse is not family violence - it is! And like any family violence, we all need to step up and call it out and report it when we see or suspect it,"
Together, we can help vulnerable older Kiws feel safe in their own home. World Elder Abuse Awareness Week runs from 15-22 June and this year the focus is on why ‘Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home.’
A lot of older people don’t want to feel like a burden to their family and don’t speak up, so elder abuse is often a hidden issue within Aotearoa or attached with a lot of stigma. This year on world Elder abuse Awareness Week, Age Concern New Zealand wants to highlight this issue so all older Kiwis can feel safe in their own homes.
THANK YOU - we are so grateful for the generosity during World Elder Abuse Awareness Week. Please share this with your friends and whanau so we can raise more awareness about elder abuse. Kia Kaha.
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.
You can also find more information at: www.ageconcern.org.nz
We make a difference to the lives of older New Zealanders through respect and empowerment.
We help combat severe loneliness through our Accredited Visiting Service and we stop older people being abused and neglected through our Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service. We also keep our older Kiwis happy and healthy with our Health Promotion programmes.
We work hard to make sure that every older person feels valued, respected, socially connected and safe.
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