World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: 15 June

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  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed on 15 June every year.
  • It is observed to voice opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on elderly people.
  • It was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011.
  • According to the UN, around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse. It is predicted to rise as populations age worldwide.
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