Today (June 15) is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
“World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was developed & launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA).
WEAAD involves activities to bring greater recognition of mistreatment of older adults wherever they live throughout the world, and to highlight the need for appropriate action. It is intended to give abuse and neglect of older adults a global relevance that will sustain and move prevention efforts forward throughout the year and for years to come.”
You can find out about all the events happening around Manitoba today to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAD) at the WEAD Manitoba webpage.
This resource can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/1U8pXHl
The “Current Perspectives Series” from the University of Manitoba’s J.W. Crane Memorial Library highlights current articles, books and Internet resources on specific topics of interest to long-term care professionals. To access the Elder Abuse in long-term care Current Perspectives visit this webpage: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/elderabuse