Wednesday, July 9, 2008

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH (WEAD) Programme Report

On the occasion of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15th June 2008, Silver Innings, A Dedicated organization for senior citizens and their family members will be commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Month from 1st June to 30th June 2008. It has taken the initiative to make a petition which will have recommendations to the Government and the society to eliminate elder abuse at both micro and macro level. We are also trying to network with organizations working with elderly in Mumbai and all over India.


World Elder Abuse Day programme aims to increase society's ability, through various programmes, to recognise and respond to the mistreatment of older people in whatever setting it occurs, so that the latter years of life will be free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.


In order that this issue is adequately highlighted, Silver Innings is planning to organize various activities for the month of June and reach out to elderly people themselves and also to other age groups for spreading awareness regarding what constitutes elder abuse and the different types of abuse which take place in society. Our activities will start on June 1 and will end on 30th June 2008.

Objective:
To create awareness in elderly people themselves regarding what comes under elder abuse.
To sensitize young people regarding elder abuse and enabling them to reflect on their own attitudes towards the elderly.
To bridge the intergenerational gap between elderly and young people.
To create awareness in media and society at large regarding elder abuse.

Programme:

To Publish Three Best Essay on Elder Abuse on www.silverinnings.com (we had Invited Essay on Elder abuse)
To host Online Petition with regards to Elder Abuse and recommendation to Government and Society on www.silverinnings.com
To submit Petition to Government
To participate in National Seminar for Elder Abuse in New Delhi on 14th June 2008 organised by INPEA ,Indian Chapter
Awareness campaign for various Senior Citizens Association in Mumbai at Shree Manav Seva Sangh - Sion , AISCCON - Nerul, The Family Welfare Agency – Dharavi , Harmony – C P Tank , FESCOM – Chunnabhati and HELP Library - Fort: Holding a Interactive Lecture programme and spreading message from 1st June 2008 to 30th June 2008
To hold Human Chain at Shivaji Park on 15th June at 9.30 am to 10.30 am with help of Elder organisation , youngsters and other networking NGO’s
To end the month long programme on 30th June 2008 at Gate Way of India by Releasing Purple and White Balloons

This Programme is promoted by INPEA (International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse), Indian Chapter through Development, Welfare and Research Foundation (DWARF) and 'Little Things Matter Initiatives' (LTMI) ,The Family Welfare Agency, Mumbai, ARDSI (Alzheimer’s Related Disorder Society of India), Mumbai Chapter, Society for Serving Seniors, Hyderabad, Shree Manav Seva Sangh, Mumbai, and AISCCON (All India Senior Citizens' Confederation).


“My World… Your World… Our World – Free of Elder Abuse”


Forget yourself for others, and others will never forget you.

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