15 June 2013: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was celebrated on 15 June 2013. The day aims to focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional and financial abuse of elders. It seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing population.
The day also provides an opportunity to bring together senior citizens, national and local government and private sector to exchange ideas about how best to reduce incidents of violence towards elders and to develop elder friendly policies.