World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

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Our organization, along with other private and government agencies within our county and state, are collaborating to provide awareness to the alarmingly increasing rate of elder abuse by organizing a series of lectures and workshop on Thursday, June 15 from 11a.m. through 3 p.m. taking place at Bowie City Hall, 2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie, MD 20715.
This event will be the 1st annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It is globally organized by the International Network for the Prevention for Elder Abuse (INPEA). This day is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action which recognizes significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. Researches indicate that public education campaigns like WEAAD are vital for informing people in a growing number of countries and communities about elder abuse.
We are therefore mobilizing at different fronts to make this day a special time of bringing awareness to this prevalent troubling issue that will escalate if we ignore it. We have invited Maryland State Governor Bob Ehrlich and the Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson to attend and also proclaim June 15 as an “Elder Abuse Awareness Day”, as well as other elected officials.
Presentations and lectures will be made by professional representatives from the Department of Family Services, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Prince George’s Hospital Center and from the private sector.
We invite your organization to support this venture by participating in either of the following ways:
1. Dissemination of the information and brochures to your staff, co-workers and community for their active participation as in-service training opportunity. Certificate of Attendance will be given to participants.
2. Inter-phasing with media outlets and publications for awareness campaign.
3. Assistance with some of the expenses for the venue, hosting, publication, transportation and hospitality.
We shall make mention of your contribution in the bulletin of the event as a value organization. You can certainly learn more about WEAAD by visiting Please, let us know as soon as possible how you can support this event by either emailing me at [email protected] or calling my cellular phone: 240-505-6160.

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