Elder Abuse Bytes - WEAAD Edition 1

Published: Thu, 04/07/16

The Countdown to WEAAD 2016 has Officially Begun!
Take a Stand: Raise Public Awareness About Elder Abuse
The 2016 campaigning materials have arrived! Take advantage of all our updated materials in an easy to use formatincluding Power Point slide sets, stationary templates, outreach guides, social media banners, placemats, sample press releases, NEW letters to the editor drafts and so much more! Check out all of these handy materials in the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day section of our website.

Submit Your Worldwide Events
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a special day of commemoration prompting global participation. Invite others from around the world to submit their information through the following event submission form.
Want to share what you are doing to help inspire others? Administration for Community Living (ACL) wants to hear from you! Please send photos of past events to WEAADpics@acl.hhs.gov and keep us updated on what you have planned for 2016!

April 21st Twitter Chat
Join the ACL on April 21st at 2pm ET for the “Ingenuity and Ideas for #WEAAD2016” Twitter chat. Tips, tools for outreach and motivation to help you take action will be shared! ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Our 2016 Hashtag
Want to draw some attention to your event plans and posts on social media? Share this year’s hashtag: #WEAAD2016.  

By using the hashtag, your content will be searchable and with enough participation will trend, ultimately growing the number of others around the globe that can learn more about WEAAD.
Four Week Social Media Countdown
We are ramping up for our social media countdown that is set to launch on May 19th. We will be disseminating resources, information and notable news focusing on a series of themes brought to us by the Elder Justice Roadmap, which shapes the work of the NCEA.
Here's the run down: 
  • Research (May 19 - 25) 
  • Policy (May 26 - June 1)
  • Direct Services (June 2 - 8)  
  • Education (June 9 - 15)                                                   
But Wait, There’s Still More! 
  • More Elder Abuse Bytes WEAAD special edition e-newsletters to keep you informed 
  • Return of our WEAAD blog series featuring:
    • Kerry Burnight, PhD of Ageless Alliance (April)
    • Administrator and Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee, JD of the Administration for Community Living (May) 
    • Elizabeth Podnieks, PhD and CNPEA (June)
  • ACL hosted webinar:  Media Moxie: Getting Your WEAAD Message to the Press (May)
We cannot wait to share more with you! Stay tuned!

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