International Day of Older person
Around 4% to 6% of the global population above 60 years and older have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. There are long-term psychological consequences and chances of physical injuries, and the incidence of abuse is expected to increase as many countries experience rapid ageing population. Elder abuse is a global issue that deserves the attention of the international community. Thus, June 15 is designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by the United Nations General Assembly. We believe, together we can change our society with the little contributions we make for the good cause. The recent survey conducted by the Society reveals about 23.90% being mistreated after retirement, 29.70% felt disrespected, 51. 40% of the retired armed forces reported humiliation form the junior and general public, followed by 27% civil servants and 21.60% corporate employees out of 101563 senior citizens surveyed. The vital statistics shows that out of 101563 senior citizens, 27.30% are widowed, 2.60% are divorcees, and 1.10% of them are bachelors and spinsters. Such trend is vulnerable to elderly abuse and maltreatment in the long run. Therefore, elder abuse awareness programme is one of the strategies focused to educate the general public and the youth through forums, campaigns and Medias.