I am one of the Sustainability and Community Managers here at BNZ and part of my role involves helping out some of our awesome charity customers to fundraise throughout the year. Each month we have a different charity we help out, and this month it is Age Concern.
Age Concern do a fantastic job working with older people throughout New Zealand - and we work with them in delivering our Scam Savvy presentations (you can hear more about those by watching this short video: https://bnzgoodreport.co.nz/#/communities )
Age Concern is raising awareness of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Week from 15-22 June 2017 which begins on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2017. Age Concern have an average of eight calls per day about older people suspected of being abused or neglected. In three quarters of these cases, abuse or neglect is confirmed.
It’s not ok - Age Concern New Zealand needs help stopping elder abuse in our communities. We need families to stand up and make sure they all play a part protecting our older people and to seek our help if they suspect any abuse is happening.
If you suspect and older person is not being treated well or want to report abuse please visit www.ageconcern.org.nz for the contact details of the nearest Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service.
You can also show support by donating to Age Concern New Zealand : http://www.ageconcern.org.nz/ACNZPublic/Home/ACNZ_Public/GiveNow.aspx?hkey=cf67e5db-39a8-41ed-975c-3f65065cf26b