Today marks the 15th year of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day helps bring to light situations where someone takes advantage of older individuals and uses their assets improperly or deprives them of their assets. Scammers may take advantage of elders because they perceive that they are more vulnerable due to medical / health issues while having accumulated money over time, gained equity in their homes, have consistent income sources through social security and retirement plans and more.