Social Media Toolkit: Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Promote Elder Abuse Awareness

This month we encourage you to promote elder abuse awareness within your networks and communities online. To help you reach as many individuals as possible we’ve put together a toolkit that includes informative messages and resources that can help older adults stay safe and supported.
This toolkit includes:

These messages can be used as is or they can be customized as needed to better serve your target community.

Sample Social Media Posts

  1. Protecting older adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation is everyone’s business! #ElderAbuseAwarenessMonth
    Learn the signs and how to report abuse here: https://bit.ly/2S12Nya

  2. June is #ElderAbuseAwarenessMonth! Help raise awareness and show your support for protecting older Texans from abuse by wearing purple on June 15th for #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay.
    Learn more about how to report abuse here: https://bit.ly/2S12Nya

  3. Today is #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay! Help raise awareness about the importance of protecting older adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation! How do you protect older Texans in your community?
    Report abuse here: https://bit.ly/3g54mmw

  4. Acts of service are a great way to help older adults stay safe! Offer to help a neighbor or volunteer in your community. #ElderAbuseAwarenessMonth
    Learn about volunteering to help older Texans here: https://bit.ly/3icwB5i

  5. DYK: Texas has more than 2.5 million residents age 65 or older? This #ElderAbuseAwarenessMonth is a good reminder that protecting older adults from neglect, exploitation, and abuse is everyone’s business.
    Report abuse here: https://bit.ly/3g54mmw

  6. Help the older adults in your life avoid scams & fraud that could affect their privacy and finances. #ElderAbuseAwarenessMonth
    Take the time to teach them how to stay safe with these resources: https://bit.ly/34gWU2d

  7. A great way to keep older adults from feeling isolated is to check in on them regularly! Call an older adult in your life to say hello and see how they are doing. #ElderAbuseAwarenessMonth
    To report elder abuse visit: https://bit.ly/3bW2MlA

  8. Isolation can contribute to self-neglect with older adults. Check in on older adults to help keep them from feeling isolated! #ElderAbuseAwarenessMonth
    • Visit your older neighbors
    • Give older family members a call
    • Volunteer to help older Texans in your community
  9. Volunteer to help older Texans here: https://bit.ly/3icwB5i

    DFPS & State Resources

    Other Resources

    Recommended Hashtags

    Hashtags can increase the strength of your posts on social media. Consider using one or more of these if appropriate for your Elder Abuse Awareness Month content in June.

    #ElderAbuseAwarenessMonth
    #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay
    #StopElderAbuse
    #ElderAbuse
    #FinancialAbuse
    #Volunteer

    Sample Graphics

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    Help Ensure Older Texans are Safe and Well

    Acts of Service Help Older Texans Stay Safe and Well

    Protecting Oler Texans is Everyone's Business

    Support Older Texans in Your Community

    Show older Texans You Care About Them

    June 15th World Elder Abuse Day

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    Help Ensure Older Texans are Safe and Well

    Acts of Service Help Older Texans Stay Safe and Well

    Protecting Oler Texans is Everyone's Business

    Support Older Texans in Your Community

    Show older Texans You Care About Them

    June 15th World Elder Abuse Day