World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

Every year on June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated in America and worldwide. Through WEAAD, we raise awareness about the millions of older adults who experience elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

WEAAD is a call-to-action and reminds us that elder abuse has implications for all of us. It is important to find the right solutions for society’s individuals, organizations, and communities to educate each other on how to identify, address, report and prevent abuse.

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DOEA-Sponsored WEAAD Events

Statewide Virtual Webinar

Weaad Workshop
  • FREE Workshop on Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • A Live Virtual Event via Zoom:  “Be Informed: How to Spot, Report and Prevent Elder Abuse”
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm (9:30 CST) 
  • Registration is required, visit bit.ly/FloridaWEAAD2024

In-person events

PSA 1 – Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

Weaad Psa 1
  • Event Theme: “Be the One Building Strong Support for Our Elders.”    
  • Event Date and Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. CST      
  • Event Location: Bayview Senior Center, 2000 East Lloyd Street, Pensacola, FL 32502                                
  • Event:  Paint the Bridge @ Graffiti Bridge with DCF/APS – 17th Avenue @ Bayfront
  • Event Date and Time: Tuesday, June 4th, if rain, Tuesday 11th @4:30 am – 7:00 am CST

PSA 3 – Elder Options

Weaad Psa 3
  • Event Theme: “Seniors Deserve Our Respect and Our Attention.”
  • Event Date and Time: Friday, June 14th, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Event Location: Alachua County Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32653

PSA 9 – Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.

Weaad Psa 9
  • Event Theme: “When a Financial Predator is Caught! What’s Next?”
  • Event Date and Time: Thursday, June 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Event Location: Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. Community Room 4400 N. Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

PSA 10 – Area Agency on Aging of Broward County

Weadd Psa 10
  • Event Theme: “World Elder Abuse Day Summit 2024”
  • Event Date and Time: Friday, June 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Event Location: Southwest Focal Point Senior Center, 301 NW 103rd Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

PSA 11 – Alliance for Aging, Inc.

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  • Event Theme: “WEAAD Day Fair 2024”
  • Event Date and Time: Friday, June 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Event Location: Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex 3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056