Elder Abuse Awareness Day


West Virginia Elder Abuse Awareness Day Seminar:
An Annual Seminar on Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation
Against West Virginia's Most Vulnerable Adults

"Caring for Those Who Cared for You"

DATE: June 19, 2019

LOCATION: Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center

200 Civic Center Drive
Charleston, WV 25301


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons. WVEAAD began in 2010 and partners with multiple organizations.  The WVEAAD Seminar is designed to provide quality education about elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation for both novice and experienced professionals. Seminar participants will build capacity of the resources available to combat abuse, neglect and financial exploitation, promote intervention and prevention, and raise public awareness.


The Ronald Nestor Award is to recognize an individual who has advocated to end elder abuse and helped raise awareness of the issue. The term "elder abuse," for the purpose of this award, includes all types of mental, physical and verbal abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect of a person who is at least sixty years old and is an incapacitated adult or a facility resident. Any individual is eligible for the Ronald Nestor Award. The award is presented during the annual WVEAAD Seminar. Nominate an individual for the Ronald Nestor Award here.     See past award recipients.


The Seminar is FREE and open to West Virginia professionals, but pre-registration is required and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. If registration capacity is reached a waiting list will be implemented.


CE for West Virginia professionals will be applied for and announced upon approval from regulatory boards.
CE is pending for:

  • Social Workers
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Lawyers
  • Nurses
  • Domestic Violence Advocates
  • Licensed Professional Counselors



For additional information or questions about the annual WVEAAD Seminar contact Evan.C.Sprigle@wv.gov