World Elder Abuse Awareness Event Draws A Crowd

By  //  June 10, 2013

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AGING MATTERS, DCF CO-SPONSOR EVENT

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Brevard’s fourth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) event recently drew a crowd at the Melbourne Auditorium.

It was co-sponsored by Aging Matters In Brevard and the Department of Children and Families/Adult Protective Services.

“We had approximately 250 attendees come through the doors by 1:00 p.m.,” said Theresa Russell of the Department of Children and Families.

Emma Nelson and Susan Nelson of The Medicine Shoppe

Emma Nelson and Susan Nelson of The Medicine Shoppe

Denise McCool and Edward McCool, interns for the Department of Children and Families, greeted each WEAAD attendee, and handed out complimentary tote bags to all that attended.

More than 35 vendors participated in the event including: Earcare, The Town Square, VITAS, Slug-A-Bug, Palm Cottages, Century Oaks, Levin Home Care and Space Coast Area Transit also exhibited.

LAUNCHED WORLDWIDE IN 2006

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched worldwide in June of 2006.

It was created by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.  The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons.

FOR MORE INFORMATION LOG ON TO AgingMattersBrevard.org, OR CALL 321-639-8770.


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