Be alert to elder abuse
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Elder abuse is a tragic reality in our society, and Anglicare Tasmania encourages everyone to play their part in preventing it and seeking support when it occurs.
Elder abuse is defined by the World Health Organisation 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”.
Elder abuse can be physical, sexual, psychological, financial, social or spiritual, or it can result from neglect.