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Age Concern needs your help to raise awareness of elder abuse

You may know that Elder Abuse Awareness Week is coming up on June 15 -22, starting on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15. During the week Age Concerns around New Zealand will be holding events and speaking through the media to raise awareness of elder abuse and neglect. 

Elder abuse is a serious issue in New Zealand. Age Concern receives more than 2,000 referrals of elder abuse every year, with the most common types being financial, physical and psychological. We work hard to put a stop to elder abuse - Age Concern offers free, confidential, specialist Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services as well as providing education about elder abuse for those working with older people/ kaumātua and other interested groups.   

We would like to invite you to take this opportunity to help us raise awareness of this very serious issue. You can find out more about what you can do to prevent elder abuse, and our Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention services by visiting our website and downloading this information sheet

How can you help? 

If you have any other ideas about ways you might be able to help, please get in touch with Greta Parker, Communications and Marketing officer at Age Concern New Zealand on (04) 801 9338 or 

Age Concern New Zealand is grateful for any support you can offer during Elder Abuse Awareness Week, we believe that by working together we can create a society where we can all grow old with dignity and respect. 

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