June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
WEAAD is a day to voice opposition to abuse experienced by older people. During the week of June 15, individuals and communities throughout Queensland come together to show their support by hosting and attending a wide range of activities to raise awareness of elder abuse and take a stand against ageism. The official colour of WEAAD is purple, which represents wisdom, dignity, independence and creativity. Many people choose to dress in purple or wear a purple ribbon on June 15th to show their support.
If you are interested in learning more about WEAAD and how to get involved, why not visit the 2023 WEAAD website?
“At the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit, we promote the right of all older people to live free from abuse. Elder abuse is one of the worst manifestations of ageism – stereotyping, discrimination and mistreatment based on a person’s age. We stand against ageism.”
Acknowledgement of Country
Elder Abuse Prevention Unit respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and live. We acknowledge Elders both past and present, whose ongoing effort to protect and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures will leave a lasting legacy for future leaders and reconciliation within Australia.