Mirriam Nqwiliso's activity stream

  • wants to volunteer 2016-08-05 01:25:19 -0700


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    Stop the Silence. Promote Awareness. Raise your Voice.

    • 1 to 2 million Americans age 65+ report having been abused by a loved one or someone they depend on for care.
    • Only 1 in 14 incidents of elder abuse are ever reported to authorities.
    • Only 1 in 25 cases of financial exploitation are ever reported, meaning there may be at least 5 million financial abuse victims each year.

    You can do your part to end the silent epidemic of elder abuse by taking the pledge to stand up against elder abuse. There are 10,000 people who are turning 65 each and every day (Pew Research Center), and we are rapidly approaching a time where nearly 50% of the population will be 65 or older. Together, we can end the silence of elder abuse by standing united and raising our voices against this growing problem. 

    Show your support in this movement, by pledging to end the silence, raising awareness in your community, and speaking up against elder abuse.


    "Kerri Kasem is working to honor our elderly. . by God it is very important and obligation to dignify our eldery...Freedom from isolation. Go Kerri Kasem. Thank you." V. Amaral

    "Without stimulation and love, people die." THANKS for pointing out that isolation is elder abuse." S. White

    "I can't thank you enough for starting this conversation. Your dad would be so proud. He is smiling watching you change such an important part of wishes that I am sure were already planned. It breaks my heart for all the pain you endure to get something that should not even be a fight. You are inspirational and have helped me keep my head on straight knowing how hard you are working. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." R. Bove

    "You are amazing! Keep up the fight for all those that can't." S. Benton


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  • commented on Share Your Story 2016-08-05 01:10:59 -0700
    My name is Mirriam Nqwiliso , working as asocial auxiliary worker.In 2012 my colleague who worked as an intake officer, asked me to conduct a home visit in two different homes. There were two different people reported in our office a cases of abuse against older people. The situation I got was very, very bad and I was very touched. The older persons were victimized by they own family members who supposed to protect them. After that incident I decided to establish a service center for older person in that area, where they can be safe and protected . The service cater two meals per day and the are volunteers who are taking care of them and help them with their chronic medication and check-ups date in the local clinic.They meet their peers, sharing their stories and and do activities like knitting, aerobics,beads, food gardening,singing choral music and cultural performances.We have a challenge of funding, the service center is registered but we are not funded, we have nothing to give for our volunteers.We are also struggling with groceries ,kitchen equipment, office furniture and IT equipment, material and sewing machines. We also need furniture for dining hall and activity room and training for our volunteers.We also need a proper structure , our space is not enough since we have 75 beneficiaries and there are new members who are coming everyday.Your help will be highly appreciated and improve the life of vulnerable senior citizens.

    Thank you.

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