White House Holds Historic Symposium on Elder Abuse
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White House Holds Historic Symposium on Elder Abuse

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June 15, 2012

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To mark the 7th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), the White House Office of Public Engagement, HHS Administration for Community Living, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Department of Justice hosted an historic day-long symposium on June 14.

The event brought together a host of national and local partners to discuss solutions to the growing epidemic of elder financial exploitation. 

At the event, several new initiatives were announced, including the creation of a new Elder Justice Coordinating Council and a new Wells Fargo elder financial education partnership with the Administration on Aging.

Video footage from NCOA's One Away and Elder Justice Now campaigns added to the day’s storytelling and gave a face and voice to the tragedy of elder abuse.

Watch videos from the event on the White House YouTube channel.

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