ABOUT DELAWARE'S SENIOR PROTECTION INITIATIVE


Senior Protection Initiative is run by the Delaware Attorney General's Office and consists of a three part approach: Public Education, Law Enforcement Education, and a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) comprised of prosecutors, police, and social services representatives to promote awareness regarding elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

WHAT’S HAPPENING


Delaware World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Events
The Senior Protection Initiative will recognize the 10th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 with events in all three counties. Based on the theme "Stop Abuse of the Vulnerable and Elderly (SAVE)", the events are designed to bring greater recognition of mistreatment of older adults and highlight the resources available to victims and their families.

Event times and locations can be found below. Follow the links to view the corresponding event flyer. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and are encouraged to wear purple.

General Flyer
Statewide
This flyer includes all four events.

New Castle County
Sacred Heart Village
Lower Level
920 N. Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
10:00AM

Newark Senior Center
Evergreen Banquet Room
200 White Chapel Drive, Newark, DE 19713
11:00AM

Kent County
Modern Maturity Center
Main Dining Room
1121 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE 19904
11:00AM

Sussex County
CHEER Community Center
20520 Sandhill Road, Georgetown, DE 19947
10:00AM

REPORT ELDER ABUSE


If you suspect a senior citizen is a victim of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation, please call Delaware's Adult Protective Services at 1-800-223-9074. If you suspect a case of elder abuse in a Delaware licensed long-term care or assisted living facility, please contact the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection at 1-877-453-0012.

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