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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a global observance that seeks to bring attention to the issue of elder abuse and neglect. This day aims to promote understanding and encourage action to address the mistreatment of older individuals. The United Nations General Assembly designates the day, and it provides an opportunity for communities and organisations worldwide to unite in raising awareness about elder abuse, addressing its causes, and finding solutions.
Established in 2006, the observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day enables nations to reflect upon the wellbeing of their ageing populations. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day reminds citizens and decision-makers to prioritise the rights, dignity, and wellbeing of elders. The urgent need for New Zealanders to address this issue is highlighted by the Ministry of Social Development's estimates that one in ten older adults may experience some form of abuse. The day aims to catalyse a country-wide conversation about the measures required to protect older citizens from injustice and harm.
Throughout New Zealand, different groups and organisations take part in various activities to mark the occasion. These may include educational workshops, awareness-raising events, and the dissemination of resources to inform the public about the issue. Social service providers, care facilities, and related organisations may coordinate efforts to offer support and assistance to older individuals and their families. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is commemorated annually on the 15th of June, providing a regular reminder of the importance of safeguarding the rights and wellbeing of New Zealand's ageing population.
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References and related siteseldermistreatment.usc.edu: USC Center on Elder Mistreatment UN: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day www.americashealthrankings.org: Adult Population In The U.S.