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What is Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse can be described as any action or lack of action that puts the health or well-being of an elderly person at risk. The abuse is often carried out by a family member whom the victim trusts.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) takes place on 15 June every year and has been recognised by the United Nations General Assembly since 2011.

To commemorate this day, we want to increase awareness and understanding of elder abuse and encourage everyone to develop help-seeking knowledge and behaviour.

Click on the video for more information about elder abuse.

Please download the infographics below for more information on the types of elder abuse and where to seek help:

Infographic on Elder Abuse (English)

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Infographic on Elder Abuse (Chinese)

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Infographic on Elder Abuse (Malay)

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Infographic on Elder Abuse (Tamil)

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If you suspect an elderly person is being abused, intervene early and encourage him/her to call the 24-hour National Anti-Violence Helpline at 1800-777-0000, or make the call on his/her behalf.

Elder abuse is not a private matter. Together we can keep our seniors safe.