Age with PRIDE
June is Pride and Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Many LGBT older adults are at high risk for elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Fear and homophobia keep them from seeking help and services.
At WDACS, we age with PRIDE 🌈. We are committed to creating an age-friendly LA County, where older adults can thrive and live free from abuse. Help us prevent ageism by empowering all older adults. Below are some fact sheets about elder abuse to get you started:
And finally, join us on June 15th for a social media takeover on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) to spread awareness and support for all older adults in LA County. Follow @lacountywdacs on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and tag us! Use the hashtag #WEAAD.
For more information on resources and support available for LGBT older adults, please visit the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.
If you are concerned that someone you care about may be the victim of abuse, don’t be silent. Our Adult Protective Services team provides round the clock response to reports of abuse and self neglect. Call 1-877-477-3646 to report abuse.