2013 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Walkathon
Friday, June 14, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
“Help Us Stomp-Out
In our communities, abuse and neglect of older adults often remains unrecognized. It is a complex and multi-faceted problem that encompasses many different types of harms and can occur in domestic, community or institutional settings. Raising awareness of elder abuse is a great challenge and it requires support from a very wide range of sources at individual, institutional, societal and global levels. The Coastal Alliance for the Protection of Elders’ (CAPE’s) mission and the goal of this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Walkathon is to raise awareness and inform the public about elder abuse, share prevention strategies and provide victims with resources and future protection, link resources and also promote education and advocacy.
For more information on how to become a presenter or sponsor for the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walkathon, please call us at (912) 437-0849.
Visit us online: www.crc.ga.gov
When & Where
Coastal Regional Commission - Area Agency on Aging
The Coastal Regional Commission serves as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the nine counties along the Georgia coast: Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh.
All seniors, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers residing in Coastal Georgia will have access to information and services that promote physical health, mental well-being and options for living that ensure personal dignity and individual choice.
To foster the development of a comprehensive coordinated system of services which promotes the independence and well-being of coastal area older adults and those with disabilities, and to provide these individuals and their caregivers with information and access to needed services.