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Register for the 2023 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Walk

Join Us For the WEAAD Walk!

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th.  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006, by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.

Buncombe County Health and Human Services, specifically the Elder Justice Coalition, is partnering with several agencies, such as Land of Sky Regional Council, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Council on Aging of Buncombe County, the North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union, and Van Winkle Law Firm to host the 2023 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk on Thursday, June 15, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Carrier Park.  This multi-generational event is free to all and will include information about elder abuse, its impacts on our community, and information from local agencies that offer actions and support to combat elder abuse.  The event will feature live music from the Knotty G’s, desserts available to purchase from Howdy Homemade Ice Cream and Small Cakes, and face painting for the kids. 

Please register at  The first 200 registrants receive a free T-shirt!

The Elder Justice Coalition would like to thank the following organizations for sponsoring the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Walk:

  • SanStone Health
  • Garlock & McKinney
  • Ombudsman Program - Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging
  • Mountain Mobility/Health Opportunities
  • Alignment Health Plan
  • North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union
  • The Van Winkle Law Firm
  • Legal Aid of NC, Inc - Senior Law Project
  • Blue Ridge Pride Generation Plus
  • Humana®
  • Arbor Terrace
  • Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services

We hope to see you there!

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Updated May 19, 2023 01:59 PM
Published Apr 06, 2023 03:13 PM

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