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Elder Abuse Awareness Week 15-22 June 2018 - It's OK to ask for help

June 15, 2018 at 1:02 PM

From the NZFVC

Elder Abuse Awareness Week runs from the 15-22 June 2018, starting with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2018.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, the theme this year is focused on encouraging people to ask for help and support.

Where to go for help and support

In July 2017, the Ministry of Social Development's Super Seniors launched the Elder Abuse Response Service, 0800 32 668 65 (0800 EA NOT OK). The free national helpline provides support for older people at risk of or experiencing abuse and for people who have concerns about an older person.

For local support, see the list of Age Concern Elder Abuse Services and Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services. Also see Age Concern's brochure, Do you have questions about the safety of an older person/Kaumātua? to find out more more about their services.

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