Friday, May 20, 2011

4th Annual National Essay Competition 2011 : World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)


On occasion of 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 15th June 2011 Silver Inning Foundation a NGO working with senior citizens and their family members in association with INPEA (International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse) Indian Chapter through Development, Welfare and Research Foundation (DWARF) and 'Little Things Matter Initiatives' (LTMI); SSS Global; FESCOM (Mumbai) ; 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline, Mumbai; AISCCON  & Harmony for Silvers Foundation will be commemorating Elder Abuse Awareness Day from on May 20th to June 20th 2011 . It has taken the initiative to create awareness among civil society and Government to eliminate elder abuse at both micro and macro level.

SILVER INNING FOUNDATION invites an Essay of maximum 2000 words in following category and topics:

1)    For all age group:
Can Elder abuse be prevented, if not eliminated? If yes how? If no why not?

2)    For School Students - Class 5th to class 10th:
Grandparents are the best Friends


3)    For Students - 1st year College to Post graduation :
Youth are important link towards Elderly friendly society       


What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse is an under-recognized problem with devastating and even life-threatening consequences. Elder abuse is often defined as a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an ‘expectation of trust’ which causes harm or distress to an older person.

Types of Elder Abuse:
  1. Physical abuse
  2. Sexual abuse
  3. Emotional or psychological abuse
  4. Financial or material exploitation
  5. Neglect
  6. Abandonment
  7. Self-neglect

All of us know that we will be elders one day and join the ever increasing percentage of senior citizens in the global population! And yet some of us continue to show gross indifference and disrespect to our elders in our own families and in the society! Each of us might have countless reasons, logics and excuses for this behavior but this could be due to a combination of many problems. Let us try to put into a right perspective these various problems and what we could do to keep our elders happy.
Remember, by helping our elders stay physically fit and mentally happy, we are only helping ourselves and our future. If we fail to give proper care and respect to our elders at home now we will get the same ugly treatment from our children later on in our lives!


Prizes:
The First (1st) best in each category will be given Prize of Rs.500/- by Indian cheque only, to each 1st winner and Certificate.

The Three (3) best essays in each category will be given Certificate each and their essay will be published on Blogs: http://peopleforsocialcause.blogspot.com/ ; http://silverinnings.blogspot.com/  and best Ten (10) in each category, with India postal address will be given Participation Certificate.
  
All the essays will be property of and used by Silver Inning Foundation as database/Talk / Reference / Lecture / Book/ Paper presentation for its strategy to Tackle Elder Abuse and issues of Elderly. The verdict of management of Silver Inning Foundation & Silver Innings for selection of best essay will be final.

Silver Inning Foundation consists of a dedicated team of professionals contributing to the cause of the elderly. Silver Inning Foundation conducts seminars, camps, lectures, awareness modules, advocacy, networking, Dementia management services and also has support groups for home based advice. At Silver Innings we are working towards creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience.

The Last date for submission of Essay is 20th June 2011.

Email your essay with complete Postal Address, Telephone Number and Date of Birth on or before 20th June 2011 to info@silverinnings.com and copy to silverinnings@gmail.com . Only soft copy by email i.e. email entries will only be accepted for this competition.

The winners will be announced online by email after 15th July 2011. For further information please call on Tel no. 09987104233 – Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

Terms and Condition:
  • Essay should not be more than 2000 words
  • Essay should only be in English language
  • Essay should be sent by Email only (soft copy only)
  • No hard copy will be accepted
  • It’s open to all Indian Residence / POI / NRI
  • People from other country can also participate, but they will not be part of competition and they will be given virtual participation certificate.

This Programme is supported INPEA (International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse) Indian Chapter through Development, Welfare and Research Foundation (DWARF) and 'Little Things Matter Initiatives' (LTMI); SSS Global; FESCOM (Mumbai) ; 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline, Mumbai; AISCCON  & Harmony for Silvers Foundation

Together, we all have the power to prevent elder abuse

My World…  Your World…Our World…Free of Elder Abuse


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

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