15 June: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Protecting the Elderly

As recorded by the United Nations, “the global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion in 2025. Around 4 to 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home.”

What is Elder Abuse?

The World Health Organization defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person”.

Making A Difference

Family Service supports the fundamental rights of the elderly to live free and safe from violence.  Those who do not qualify for public assistance and cannot afford private care often face a serious struggle for independence. That is where Family Service Association steps in to lend a gentle hand.  Read more about the Family Service Senior Services.

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