Elders belong to a vulnerable sector of society and are often exposed to conditions in which their wellbeing is threatened due to dependent relationships on friends, family and service providers for money, food, or shelter. According to the Government of Canada's website, the most commonly recognized types of elder abuse include physical, psychological and financial, financial being the most prevalent.
Once a year on June 15, communities around the world plan activities and programs to recognize elder abuse through World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This is an opportunity to share information and spread awareness about abuse, neglect and exploitation in later life.
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