AGELESS ALLIANCE – ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS MOVEMENT PROGRAM
Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect.
University of California, Irvine, USA.
"Like many other forms of abuse, like child abuse and domestic violence its sort of family secret."
"The facts are staggering one out of every ten older Americans is abused or neglected. That number increases to one in two among people with dementia.
For every one case of elder abuse reported twenty-three are not."
-source:video:Ageless Alliance: Launch of the Social Justice Movement to End Elder Abuse
Ageless Alliance is a social justice movement connecting people of all ages across the United States to stand united in an intergenerational fight against elder abuse and fight for the dignity of older adults.
Increases Awareness of Elder Abuse by providing education resources about elder abuse and neglect to support elder abuse identification, prevention and intervention.
Provides Support for survivors of elder abuse, their family members and friends, and their advocates through online resources such as a space for sharing stories of elder abuse.
Encourages Community Involvement by encouraging elder abuse survivors, their family members and friends, and their advocates to unite and take action against elder abuse.
For those looking for how to help prevent elder abuse in their community, Ageless Alliance recommends starting your own elder abuse prevention group with friends, colleagues and others and has a convenient “Elder Abuse Prevention Action Kit” including: elder abuse prevention videos, red flags and warning signs of elder abuse in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Chinese, flyers, bumper stickers, and other information.
The kit is designed to help spread the word about elder abuse by visiting, nursing care facilities, senior centers, community events. Teaching the younger generation about elder abuse is important and can be done by approaching schools, boy scout or girl scout troops, etc.
Ageless Alliance also educates legislators and communities, advocates, participates in coalitions and events, and is involved in elder justice related activities nationwide.
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