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Administration on Aging (AoA)

Protect Seniors in the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention

Symbol Green TreeEvery year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as five cases go unreported.

Elder abuse happens, but everyone can act to protect seniors.

The Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), is sponsoring the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention (YEAP) to encourage national, state, and local organizations to protect seniors and raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Please Protect Seniors and join us in taking a stand against elder abuse this year! Enter a Pledge Card and commit to do something extra this year to raise awareness in your community about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation!

This Year the Administration for Community Living is partnering with Human Resources and Skill Development Canada and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. For more information please see the ACL World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2013 page ACL World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2013 page.

As part of the YEAP and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the AoA is pleased to provide information, tools, and resources to support partners in their efforts to raise public awareness about elder abuse and shed light on the importance of preventing, identifying, and responding to this serious, often hidden problem. The YEAP and World Day toolkit includes:

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