For Immediate Release
June 14, 2019   
Contact: Abby M. Reitz, Communications Manager
       703-942-5711 #230

NAELA Celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Attorneys for Older Americans and People with Special Needs Join Efforts to Prevent Elder Abuse

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th. The United Nations General Assembly officially recognized this event “in its resolution 66/127, December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), who first established the commemoration in June 2006. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.” 

As an accredited nongovernmental organization to the United Nations' Open-Ended Working Group on Aging, NAELA has participated in international discussions on the need to protect the rights of seniors.

“NAELA will remain a part of the process to monitor international developments in this area and offer input and assistance as needed to ensure protection of the human rights of older persons,” said NAELA President Jennifer L. VanderVeen, CELA, CAP, NAELA Fellow. 

To receive a free NAELA brochure: “Questions and Answers When Looking For an Elder or Special Needs Law Attorney,” contact Communications Manager Abby M. Reitz by email or phone at 703-942-5711 #230.

Find an Elder and Special Needs Law attorney in your area using NAELA’s Online Member Directory.

About NAELA
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit NAELA.org/findlawyer.

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