World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Vision Age India
VISION AGE INDIA – A Registered Voluntary Organisation for Elderly World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is held on June 15, 2015. It aims to bring awareness about abuse of elderly people and to highlight the need for appropriate preventive action.Elder abuse is of different such as Physical abuse, Emotional abuse, Sexual abuse and financial abuse etc. Abuse of elders such as intimidation, threats, neglect etc. can occur in residence, old
age homes and in the community.
In India 7 to 8 per cent of our population are elderly; around 100 million elderly are there in India. Elderly people face illnesses, disability, financial limitations after retirement so the dependence on the family or caregiver is much higher. This makes them vulnerable for abuse by the very same people who are supposed to take care of them.
A major reason for elder abuse is the disability factor, which makes the caregiver tired of caring and starts neglecting the elderly. So it is important that all the family members are involved in caring instead of just one person.
Vision Age India, is an organization focusing on elderly care in the community, creating awareness for preventing Elder Abuse. Vision Age India is sharing its thought in a “Panel Discussion on Elder Abuse” by Chennai Live 104.8 fm from 7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. on June 15, 2015. Awareness programme will be conducted through „Street Play’ in IT Company and in a College in the city.
The purpose is to create a better understanding among the people about abuse and neglect of elderly and the possible ways to prevent it. For details of the organization, visit www.visionageindia.org.