Julie Schoen, Deputy Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: What We Have Learned

June 3, 2021 • By

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 raises awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. This is more important than ever as cases of elder abuse have increased significantly during the pandemic. Abuser tactics—isolation, manipulation, and systemic barriers (such as ageism and racism)—put older adults at […]

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Lifting Up the Voices of Social Security Beneficiaries

July 18, 2019 • By

Elder Abuse is something most people don’t like to talk about. Yet, research shows that as many as two million elders are abused in the United States every year. With the help of our partners at Social Security, the National Center on Elder Abuse believes we can all find a solution to physical, emotional, sexual, […]

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