World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - June 15, 012

The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) announces the 7th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Wednesday, June 15, 2012. Show the world you care about ending elder abuse and neglect by wearing something purple.
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June 5, 2012 - PRLog -- Communities and municipalities will make proclamations declaring June 15, 2012 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) and hold events designed to raise their communities’ awareness of elder abuse.  The first Awareness Day in 2006 involved several hundred organisations and governmental bodies at international, national, regional, local, community and neighbourhood level, in every continent in the world. The day is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action which recognizes the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. Governments, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, religious groups, professionals in the field of aging, interested individuals as well as older persons themselves will promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by organizing activities around the world to raise awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

Throughout the world, abuse and neglect of older persons is largely under-recognized or treated as an unspoken problem.  Unfortunately, no community or country in the world is immune from this costly, public health and human rights crisis.  Research indicates that public education campaigns like World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) are vital for informing people in a growing number of countries about elder abuse and active involvement of the media is central to its success.

All countries, communities, neighborhoods and organizations interested in working to help bring recognition and ultimately an end to elder abuse and neglect are urged to take part in the 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, 2012.  Awareness activities may encompass volunteer or educational programs, cultural and art events, use of information technology, or any activity that aims to create awareness of elder abuse and neglect.  Raising awareness of elder abuse and neglect is a challenge and no effort is too small.

Opened in 1966, Dodge Park Rest Home has a proud heritage as one of the oldest facilities serving elders and frails in the Worcester area. Dodge Park Rest Home is a 60 bed Nursing Home Level IV (Rest Home) licensed by the MA department of public health. Every day at Dodge Park Rest Home, (The Adult Day Care and Dusk To Dawn), our residents, participants and staff live life to the fullest. We are aware of the precious nature of life, and the care of our residents and participants is one is our highest priority. Our goal at Dodge Park is to provide effective and efficient services and personalized care that results in better opportunities, independence and community access for people who experience significant memory loss and those who are frail. The facility offers comprehensive services that are customized to each person’s specific situation. Dodge Park Rest Home Center has always been progressive in its development of new programs and services. Whether providing in-service training for our staff, hosting medical conferences and continuing education to professionals in the geriatric field in our social room, or serving as a pilot program for innovative care, the Dodge Park Rest Home Center is consistently striving to lead the way in caring for the frail and elderly alike.
We stand true to our mission of helping adults remain as independent as possible for as long as possible and providing them with best possible care when needed. Just as we have led the way in long term, we continue to pilot new programs that will improve the quality of life of the frail and the elderly that still reside at home in our community by providing quality care in a compassionate way.

For more information contact Micha Shalev or Ben Herlinger at (508) 853-8180 or at
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