WEAAD Resources

Resources for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Planning your own World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event? We are happy to mail you elder abuse brochures for your event, if you wish. Contact us at eanetwork@seniorsresource.ca or call us at the Seniors Resource Centre NL at 1-800-563-5599 with your request.

NLNPEA is very pleased to offer 13,000 free WEAAD paper placemats with information on Elder Abuse and how to prevent financial abuse of older adults (with funding from Verafin).

Thank you to those who pre-ordered 10,767 placemats from all regions of Newfoundland and Labrador. We are still sharing them with interested groups.

Many chose to share the placemats at their WEAAD events or decided to provide them to their local hospital cafeteria, bulletin boards, restaurants, service clubs, church groups, to Long Term Care and Personal Care Home residents for meals or events, etc. Remember to ask for permission!

Thank you for distributing this important information around your community and/or region.

We also hope to capture the use of these placemats in photos. We have asked that all photographers and organizers ask for permission to post the pictures online. If there are concerns with confidentiality, take a snap of an empty restaurant or a selfie of you at the hospital cafeteria with the placemats in use. We are waiting for June 1st to begin.

Contact eanetwork@seniorsresource.ca for more information.


Need artwork for your WEAAD event? WEAAD logos and ribbons are available here (on the website of the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse).

A WEAAD 2015 poster from NLNPEA (using INPEA artwork) can be found here. (Letter size)


Looking for ideas and information on how to plan an event? See the Elder Abuse Awareness Community Guide Tool Kit from the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Need handouts for your event? Click here for WEAAD fact sheets produced by Canada’s Federal/Provincial/Territorial (F/P/T) Working Group on Safety & Security for Seniors.


Plus more great resources and planning ideas can be found at Elder Abuse Ontario's WEEAD website and at the US Government's Administration for Community Living WEAAD page

Interested in getting youth involved? See i2i Intergenerational Society's Elder Abuse Awareness Teen Kit.