World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On June 15, across the country, people come together to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). WEAAD is an opportunity to highlight the often silent suffering of the elder generation. The day was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. Due to this, communities around the world use this day to raise awareness of elder abuse and neglect, and to renew their commitment to preserving the rights of older adults. You can join us to make a difference and strengthen your community.

Here is a schedule of activities throughout WEAAD week:

June 11, 2018

11:30am – Pinwheels around the Court House – speaker from county

12:00pm – Parade to the Fire station to plant pinwheels

6:00pm – Presentation at the Marathon County Library – “Schemes and Scams”

June 12, 2018

7:00pm – Proclamation signing by Mayor – City Hall

June 13, 2018

6:00pm – Information Booth at the “Concert on the Square”

June 14, 2018

10:00am – Presentation at the Marathon County Library – “Schemes and Scams”

7:00pm – Marathon County Commissioners Proclamation – Court House

June 15, 2018

WEAR PURPLE DAY!