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Monday, May 21, 2012

5th Annual National Essay Competition 2012: 7th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2012

On the occasion of 7th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 15th June 2012, Silver Inning Foundation a NGO working with senior citizens and their family will be commemorating Elder Abuse Awareness Day from on May 21st to June 30th 2012 . It has taken the initiative to create awareness among civil society and government to prevent and eliminate elder abuse at both micro and macro level. 

SILVER INNING FOUNDATION invites entries for an Essay of maximum 2000 words on the following topics:

1)    For all age groups:
Importance of Family for Care of Elders

2)    For School Students - Class 5th to class 10th:
Inspiring Stories of My Grandparents

3)    For Students - 1st year College to Post Graduation :
Youth & Elders are made for Each Other       

What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse is an under-recognized problem with devastating and even life-threatening consequences. Elder abuse is often defined as a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an ‘expectation of trust’ which causes harm or distress to an older person.

Types of Elder Abuse:
  1. Physical abuse
  2. Sexual abuse
  3. Emotional or psychological abuse
  4. Financial or material exploitation
  5. Neglect
  6. Abandonment
  7. Self-neglect

All of us know that we will become old one day and join the ever increasing percentage of senior citizens in the global population. And yet some of us continue to show indifference and disrespect to our elders in our own families and in the society. Each of us might have countless reasons, logics and excuses for this behavior but this could be due to a combination of many problems. Let us try to put a right perspective for these various problems and what we could do to keep our elders happy.

Remember, by helping our elders to stay physically fit and mentally happy. If we fail to give proper care and respect to our elders at home now we may undergo the same treatment from our children later on in our lives.

INPEA’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15th June, program aims to increase society's ability, through various programs to recognize and respond to the mistreatment towards senior citizens in whatever form.

The First (1st) best in each category will be given Prize of Rs.500/- INR and a certificate.

The Three (3) best essays in each category will be given Certificate each and their essay will be published on following Blog: http://silverinnings.blogspot.com/

 All the essays will be sole property of Silver Inning Foundation as database/Talk / Reference / Lecture / Book/ Paper presentation for its strategy to Tackle Elder Abuse and issues of Elderly. The verdict of management of Silver Inning Foundation & Silver Innings for selection of best essay will be final.

Silver Inning Foundation consists of a dedicated team of professionals contributing to the cause of the elderly. Silver Inning Foundation conducts seminars, camps, lectures, awareness modules, advocacy, networking, Dementia management services and also has support groups for home based advice. At Silver Innings we are working towards creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience.

The Last date for submission of Essay is 30th June 2012.

Email your essay with following details
  • Name
  • Postal Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Date of Birth

Email on or before 30th June 2012 to silverinnings@gmail.com . Only soft copy by email i.e. email entries will only be accepted for competition.

The winners will be announced online by email after 31st July 2012. For further information please call on 09987104233 from Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

Terms and Condition:
  • Essay should not be more than 2000 words
  • Essay should only be in English language
  • Essay should be sent by Email (soft copy only)
  • No hard copy will be accepted
  • It’s open to all Indian Residence / POI / NRI
  • People from other country can also participate, but they will not be part of competition and they will be given virtual participation certificate.

This Program is supported by INPEA (International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse) Indian Chapter through Development, Welfare and Research Foundation (DWARF) ; 'Little Things Matter Initiatives' (LTMI) ; SSS Global; FESCOM (Mumbai) ; 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline, Mumbai; AISCCON  ; Harmony for Silvers Foundation ; Pushpa MA Foundation ; Anugraha India ; HelpAge India - Mumbai  ; ARDSI Greater Mumbai ; iCONGO ; iVolunteer &  Alfresco FC.

Any NGO , Association , School and College can host the programme n their community / locality and send us the report with photograph, so that we can include this in International report to INPEA .  This programme should be hosted around 15th June or in month of June.

Together, we all have the power to prevent elder abuse.


My World…  Your World…Our World…Free of Elder Abuse

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