Elder Abuse Awareness CampaignElder Abuse

 

Recognize the SignsRespect their DignityRespond with Care

It has been called the “Silver Tsunami-”  the aging of the Baby Boomer population.  As this group ages, human service agencies have seen a marked increase in reported cases of elder abuse.  Whether this is domestic violence, “growing old,” or neglect/abuse by a loved one, our elders are not being treated with the respect they deserve. LEVI and our partner agencies are embarking on our first campaign to bring awareness to this growing problem. 

This page has an overview of the awareness campaign and links to campaign materials, information about elder abuse, and resources. 

Elder Abuse Facts

Campaign Materials

Resources

 

Campaign Highlights

  • Over 200 Posters will be delivered to local medical offices, banks, restaurants, care facilities, and other community locations.  The poster campaign is being extended county-wide by the local Elder Justice Coalition.
  • Meals on Wheels clients will receive information and resources during two weeks of meal deliveries in June.
  • Longmont City Entrance signs will include a message about Elder Abuse.
  • Prescription bags at 4 local Walgreens stores will include a bookmark with warning signs and resources during the month of June.
  • The Longmont Public Library will have a special display and books on the subject.
  • Several agencies who work with abused elders will be submitting letters to the editor on various aspects of this crime.
  • Local churches will be receiving a toolkit of materials to support the campaign.
  • The May/June issue of the Longmont Life included an article about elder abuse.