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AARP and Age Friendly Mecklenburg to raise awareness about elder abuse


CHARLOTTE — Did you know that one-out-of every ten older adults in the US experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation every year?

Join Mecklenburg County, AARP, and the US Attorney General’s Office as we wear purple to raise awareness and walk against abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older persons on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024. This community wide walk is free and open to the public in an effort to fill Freedom Park with purple as a sign of our commitment to protect older adults in Mecklenburg County. #WalkforWEAAD

In an effort to address elder mistreatment worldwide, the World Health Organization and International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse launched the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th, 2006. In partnership with the United Nations (UN), this international acknowledgement aims to unite communities in raising awareness about elder abuse in many forms, including physical, emotional, psychological, financial, and neglect.

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Date: Tuesday, June 4th
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: Freedom Park (1908 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203)
Registration: Register in advance to receive a free t-shirt!
Contact: Call (980) 314-6070 or email to learn more about the event!

Problem at-a-glance
North Carolina ranked 15th for fraud victims ages 60 and older totaling more than 90,000 victims. Mecklenburg County remains committed to provide services and resources that address exploitation, as well as abuse and neglect.

The Department of Child, Family, and Adults Services, the Services for Adults Division is dedicated to address the unique needs of older adults. To report child abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults, please call 980-336 –2273.

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