Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  Elder Abuse is preventable– and everyone must do their part to build strong supports for each other and prevent the injustice of abuse before it happens. Do something NOW! Take the Pledge I WILL DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO PREVENT AND REPORT ELDER ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION. I WILL never knowingly violate the trust of the elders with whom I come in contact. I WILL … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  Elder Abuse: The mistreatment or harm of an older adult. It takes many forms and occurs in both community and institutional settings. Elder abuse occurs in every ethnicity/race, gender, religion, and socioeconomic status. 100,000 older adults in Michigan alone are abused every year. Elder Abuse is widely under-detected/reported, it is an injustice that we all need to address and prevent.  Elder Abuse occurs when strong … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  Ageism shapes our attitudes toward older adults. Creating a culture that ignores and marginalizes older adults. Ageism: Discrimination against persons of a certain age group. Tending to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.  Learn more: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | USC CEM  #WEAAD Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  The Upper Peninsula Financial Abuse Specialists Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team (U.P. FAST EMDT) joins with local, national, and global partners to promote awareness and understanding of the public health and human rights issues associated with elder abuse. Learn more: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | USC CEM  #WEAAD Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  The Upper Peninsula Financial Abuse Specialists Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team (U.P. FAST EMDT) is a group of committed Professionals and Specialists from various social and community agencies, dedicated to collaboration and coordination of efforts to combat and prevent elder abuse and financial exploitation. The goal of the U.P. FAST EMDT is to create communities that are better able to recognize, combat & prevent elder abuse and … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD