June 15 is the annual day to raise awareness of elder abuse throughout the world. It is a day to bring elder abuse out from behind closed doors, to say “NO” to elder abuse and to let older people in our communities know they have the right to live without fear and abuse.

You can get involved by wearing something purple to show the world you care about ending elder abuse. You can also get involved in the many events occurring across Australia, including in regional centres.

For more information on what’s on around the world visit the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: