With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day fast approaching (15 June), we have a duty to stand in solidarity with older people who experience abuse.
Older people may be seen as unworthy, vulnerable and unable to make decisions for themselves. These ageist stereotypes can lead to abuse. And right now, COVID-19 lockdowns increase the risk of older people experiencing abuse, especially by people close to them.
Help can be difficult to access, especially for older people who may not have access to a phone or to the internet. So, we have put together some tools to help you spread the word to support older people experiencing abuse.