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Below is a calendar of upcoming events related to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation prevention and programming. We've included events and commemorations that could provide great opportunities for continuing to raise awareness of the issue of elder abuse.

Event Content Corrections/Additions

If you would like to post an event on the NCEA Calendar, please submit a request to ncea-info@aoa.hhs.gov with the following information:

Date and Time of Event:
Short Title of Event: (40 characters max)
Long Title of Event: (80 characters max)
Event Contact: (email or phone)
Event Location:
Event Description: (100 characters max, event link and organization name included)
Additional Information: (additional links, contacts, or vendor information)

Annual Events

You can use the calendar below for planning campaigns to honor elders and people with disabilities. Stand for dignity, and raise awareness of abuse!

January


 

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCE
National Stalking Awareness
Month RECOGNITION DAY
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (January 9)
 

February



 

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCE
Black History Month
RECOGNITION DAYS
National Caregivers Day (February 18)
World Day of Social Justice (February 20)
 

March




 

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
National Nutrition Month
Social Work Month
Women’s History Month
WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
National Consumer Protection Week (March 6-12)
RECOGNITION DAY
International Women’s Day (March 8)
Slam the Scam Day (March 10)

April











 

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Financial Literacy Month
National Volunteer Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Social Security Month
WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
National Public Health Week (April 4-10)
National Volunteer Week (April 17-23)
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week National Volunteer Week (April 24-30)
RECOGNITION DAYS
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action (April 5)
World Health Day (April 7)

May










 

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Mental Health Month Older Americans Month
Older Americans Month
RECOGNITION DAYS
Mother’s Day (May 8)
International Day of Families National Senior Fraud Awareness Day (May 15)
Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day (May 20)
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (May 21)
National Senior Health and Fitness Day (May 25)

June





 

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Alzheimer’s & Brain Health Awareness Month
LGBTQ+ Pride Month National Safety Month
National Safety Month
RECOGNITION DAYS
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15)
Father’s Day (June 19)
Olmstead Anniversary (1999) (June 22)

July

 

RECOGNITION DAYS
Older Americans Act Anniversary (1965) (July 14)
Medicare & Medicaid Anniversary (1965) (July 30)
 

August



 

RECOGNITION DAYS
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (August 9)
Social Security Anniversary (1935) (August 14)
Senior Citizens Day (August 21)
 

September
















 

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Healthy Aging Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
National Preparedness Month
National Senior Center Month
National Suicide Prevention Month
World Alzheimer’s Month
WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
National Medicare Education Week (September 15-21)
National Employ Older Workers Week (September 18-24)
RECOGNITION DAYS
World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)
Grandparents Day (September 11)
World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21)
National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (September 22)
National Good Neighbor Day (September 28)

October

















 

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Crime Prevention Month
Cyber Security Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month
LGBT History Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
Residents’ Rights Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month National Retirement Security Month
WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCE
Active Aging Week (October 3-9)
Malnutrition Awareness Week (October 3-7)
RECOGNITION DAYS
International Day of Older Persons (October 1)
International Day of Non-Violence (October 2)
World Mental Health Day(October 10)
Indigenous Peoples’ Day (October 10)
National Coming Out Day (October 11)
Medicare Open Enrollment Begins (October 15)
National Check Your Meds Day (October 21)

November






 

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month National Family Caregivers Month
National Hospice/Palliative Care Month
Native American Heritage Month
RECOGNITION DAYS
Veterans Day (November 11)
National Day of Listening (November 25)
 

December
 

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Home for the Holidays: Offer tips and encourage families to use holiday gatherings as an opportunity to communicate with older loved ones about important issues concerning their health and welfare. Click here for fact sheets from the NCEA
RECOGNITION DAYS
Human Rights Day (December 10)

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