How to Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Florida

Posted on 05/31/24

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, observed annually on June 15th, aims to raise awareness about the abuse and neglect that older adults face. This day serves as a global call to action to address the challenges and injustices that elderly individuals endure, ranging from physical harm to emotional and financial exploitation.

By spotlighting these issues, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect, foster respect for elders, and encourage policies and programs that protect the rights and well-being of older persons.

Events are taking place throughout the state to recognize this important day. Take a look below to see which are happening near you!

Please be sure to also visit the Florida Fraud Resource Page for statewide information and print resources on important fraud topics.

Print Resource: Elder Abuse Handout

Virtual Events

"Decision-Making in Later Life"
Tuesday, June 11, 1 p.m.
Live on Zoom

"Be Informed: How to Spot, Report, and Prevent Elder Abuse"
Wednesday, June 12, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Live on Zoom

Aging Academy: Navigating Decisions
Thursday, June 20, 1-2 p.m.
Join via Zoom

Central Florida

"Aging in Place: Staying Safe in the Home"
Thursday, June 6, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Walk with a Doc
Monday, June 8, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
North Village Pavilion
221 Celebration Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34747

Northeast Florida (Gainesville)

“Seniors Deserve Our Respect and Our Attention.”
Friday, June 14, 9-11 a.m.
Alachua Senior Recreation Center
5701 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32653

Pensacola and Panhandle Area

"Be the One Building Strong Support for Our Elders"
Friday, June 14, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Walton Okaloosa Council on Aging
1154 Baldwin Avenue, DeFunkiak Springs FL, 32435

"Be the One Building Strong Support for Our Elders"
Tuesday, June 18, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. CST          
Bayview Senior Center
2000 East Lloyd Street Pensacola, FL 32502

South Florida

“When a Financial Predator is Caught! What’s Next?”
Thursday, June 13, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
Community Room 4400 N. Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

“World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Fair 2024”
Friday, June 14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Senior Family Center
18330 NW 12 Ave. Miami Gardens, FL 33056

“World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Summit 2024”
Friday, June 21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Southwest Focal Point Senior Center
301 NW 103 Avenue Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Walk with a Doc
Saturday, June 22, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Miramar Youth Center
7000 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar FL 33025

Tampa - St. Petersburg Metro Area

Walk with a Doc
Saturday, June 8, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Woodland Terrace Park - 6410 North 32nd Street, Tampa

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