Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
Did you know that 180 works to prevent and care for victims of elder abuse by family members?
Many people are unaware that elder abuse is a form of domestic violence. At 180 we partner with many community organizations and individuals throughout Monmouth County including Adult Protective Services, police, the courts and others to assist elders who are experiencing abuse and violence. Victims of elder abuse attend our support groups, participate in our programs and are housed with us at our emergency shelter. If you suspect abuse, are someone who is being abused, or need to talk to a counselor, please reach out to our 24/7 hotline at: 888-843-9262.