World Elder Abuse Awareness day is held annually on the 15th of June. This is a global event to raise awareness of the different form that abuse can take, the signs that may suggest abuse is happening and where to turn for help.
Action for Elder Abuse defines abuse as:
A single or repeated act of inappropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. (1993)
There are a number of forms that abuse can take, including financial, verbal, denial of basic needs, emotional, psychological or mental, sexual, physical, institutional or discriminatory abuse.
CVS Falkirk in partnership with other local organisations will be promoting World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Adult Support and Protection in Forth Valley Royal Hospital information point, Falkirk Community Hospital Suite A and the Community Hub within Falkirk Community Hospital.
From Monday 15th June to Wednesday 17th June 11-3pm, the Community Hub will also be promoting older peoples services.
If you would like any information please come along to one of our information stands.
If you have immediate concerns about an older person or would like to talk with someone you can contact:
- In an emergency always call 999
- If not urgent you can contact Police Scotland on 101
- Adult Support and Protection in Forth Valley 01324 506400 or out of hours 01786 470500
- Silver Line Scotland, a 24hour Freephone helpline for older people 0800 4 708090
For more information or if you would like to participate in our World Elder Abuse Awareness Day activities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01324 692000.