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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elderly Bhutanese men commune with each other on a park bench. 01 January 1981 BhutanThe global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion in 2025. Around 4 to 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. Elder maltreatment can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. Continue reading