National and State Awareness Campaigns

Elder Abuse Awareness Day


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

DATE: June 15, 2022

Location: Zoom Meeting


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 help 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 a vulnerable adult or facility resident. Any individual is eligible for the Ronald Nestor Award.  The award is presented during the annual WVEAAD seminar. See previous Ronald Nestor Award Recipients.



CE is pending for the West Virginia professionals listed below:

     •Social Workers: Pending
     •Lawyers: Pending
     •Nurses: Pending
     •Nursing Home Administrators: 5
     •Domestic Violence Advocates: 6.5

For additional information or questions about the annual WVEAAD Seminar contact