Sunday, June 13, 2010

5th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The June 2010 issue of the NCEA E-News is now online! To read the new issue, go to:

Here are some of the highlights:

Around the globe, plans to commemorate the 5th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day are underway. NCEA is involved in a number of initiatives to raise awareness and to support community efforts as well.

National initiatives to observe World Day 2010, including the first federal commemoration sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice.

Beginning on June 15 at 8:30pm ET (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day), Link TV will broadcast An Age for Justice, the film created for the Elder Justice Now campaign with footage provided by local video advocates across the U.S. WITNESS and NCOA have recently launched a national screening initiative to widely distribute the film and 11 individual videos as a tool for raising awareness about the silent issue of elder abuse (

Link TV is an independent non-commercial network devoted to global issues, available in 32 million U.S. homes receiving satellite television on DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410. Select programs are shown on more than 170 local cable systems, on many college campus channels and streamed worldwide on the Internet. For more information, visit

Learn more about the broadcast on this Link TV page:

Marci Phillips Kelly Matheson

NCOA Director of Public Policy and Advocacy WITNESS Program Manager for the Americas

Marci Phillips, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy,National Council on Aging

1901 L Street NW, 4th Floor. Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 479-6658

Fax: (202) 479-0735



From coast to coast, from classic car shows to conferences, communities are mounting creative and diverse events to raise public awareness and enhance the professional response to elder abuse. In this issue, representatives from twenty states and two countries share news of activities planned in their regions.

"Senior Crime Busters" is an initiative in Westchester County, NY, that is marking its second anniversary.

The elder abuse prevention and response bid farewell to advocate, practitioner, and researcher, Dr. Pat Stanis.

Online resources...Funding opportunities...Calendar of Events....and More!

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