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21% elderly in Chandigarh have faced abuse: NGO report(Getty images)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021: History, aim and theme

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 05:49 AM IST
  • The principal goal of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is to provide our communities around the world with an opportunity to get a better knowledge of the abuse and neglect of older people.
Across the world it is now recognised that while efforts to address elder abuse are increasing, the realities of a rapidly-growing older population, along with prevailing attendant ageism, individualism and break down of traditional support systems suggest that older adults will continue to be at risk (Representative Photo)
Across the world it is now recognised that while efforts to address elder abuse are increasing, the realities of a rapidly-growing older population, along with prevailing attendant ageism, individualism and break down of traditional support systems suggest that older adults will continue to be at risk (Representative Photo)

We can no longer ignore the rise in elder abuse cases

By Mala Kapur Shankardass
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2018 05:04 PM IST
Elder abuse and neglect is an emerging problem in our society which needs to be combated through strong strategies
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