Take The Pledge

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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  • Melissa Greenway
    signed 2019-01-19 08:09:50 -0800
  • Angela Humphreys
    signed 2019-01-19 06:46:16 -0800
  • jonathan grindell
    signed 2019-01-19 05:23:29 -0800
    Veterans for Guardianship and Probate Reform
  • Angela E Phillips
    signed 2019-01-16 15:30:52 -0800
    My husband & I were stopped by my brother & sister-in-law from seeing my 84 year old Mother & we were her caregivers for 16 years. My Mother passed away 05/30/2018 & we were unable to see her until she was at the funeral home & we reside 50 feet away. Once I placed my Mother in a nursing facility my sibling & sister-in-law turned against us because we were no longer able to care for her full-time. My Mother could not stay at the nursing facility because of rental property & was unable to obtain Medicaid in the State of WV. Law enforcement was of absolutley no help & the Guardianship battle lasted for more than a year & was VERY UGLY! My husband & I were served with a Notice of Trespass & the law stood with them. This can happen when a parent has a living estate. In the end the living estate was a futile mistake for my Mother and I! My advice is to sit down with a trusted estate planner to prevent this from happening & whatever you do I would NOT EVER advise getting your local Department of Human Services involved. This battle is certainly not over & my husband & I live with the lasting effects of this battle & loss of my Mother!
  • Bridgett Toma
    signed 2019-01-14 05:09:30 -0800
    I thought we were alone. Thank you for sharing your story. Let’s put an end to this tragedy.
  • Laura Smothers-Chu
    signed 2018-12-20 05:01:50 -0800
    Thank you for this opportunity.
  • Sharon Oakes
    signed 2018-12-18 12:59:58 -0800
  • Marie Arnold
    signed 2018-12-16 16:02:51 -0800
  • Heather Harris
    signed 2018-12-12 21:25:42 -0800
  • Heidi Betancourt
    signed 2018-12-10 21:07:35 -0800
  • Renay Compere
    signed 2018-12-06 22:04:06 -0800
  • Irene Rodriguez
    signed 2018-12-05 13:09:51 -0800
    HELP
  • Lauren Nault
    signed 2018-12-03 20:30:08 -0800
  • emma rose
    signed 2018-12-02 14:31:10 -0800
    april
  • Lora Betts
    signed 2018-11-27 20:44:54 -0800
  • Tiffany Bible
    signed 2018-11-27 07:11:25 -0800
  • Elizabeth Moon
    signed 2018-11-26 13:38:49 -0800
    The same thing happened to my sisters and I. Prayers to you all.
  • Linda Rogers
    signed 2018-11-26 12:37:00 -0800
    Push for Illinois
  • Mary Schuett
    signed 2018-11-24 21:42:23 -0800
    @KerriKasem Just watched 48 Hours.My brother and I felt eerie similarities to to what you and your siblings are going through. We have been dealing with some similar legal issues with our Dad, who just passed away a few weeks ago. Justice moves very slowly. We are rooting for you guys
  • Stephanie Taylor
    signed 2018-11-24 20:05:37 -0800
  • Ricky Neibauer
    signed 2018-11-21 23:00:46 -0800
  • Alan Berry
    signed 2018-10-04 18:14:48 -0700
    My brother is preventing my daughter myself and other family members from seeing my mother.
  • Sharon Mclain
    signed via 2018-09-08 10:34:21 -0700
  • Mirriam Nqwiliso
    signed via 2018-08-27 07:46:39 -0700
    I AM REALLY WILLING TO TAKE THE PLEDGE , PLEASE PROVIDE ME WITH THE INFORMATION , I NEED TO BE A PART OF PEOPLE WHO FIGHTS ABUSE AGAINST OLDER PERSONS .

    THANK YOU
  • Marcie Powers
    signed 2018-08-25 15:01:42 -0700
  • Tari Steward
    signed 2018-08-24 10:30:07 -0700
  • Stephanie Vargas
    signed 2018-08-09 21:16:03 -0700
  • Rickey Buie
    signed 2018-07-29 16:14:04 -0700
    I love what ur doing I totally agree with u
  • Michelle Eubanks
    signed 2018-07-20 04:17:18 -0700
  • Melissa Seeback
    signed 2018-07-13 16:14:39 -0700
    How can I get involved to help ensure legislation is passed in Michigan to ensure adult children in my state have the ability to visit their dying parent and add a 13th star? I want to help Kerri and KasemCares reach for those stars!!!

Data Retrieved from - (Wasik, John F. 2000. “The Fleecing of America’s Elderly,” Consumers Digest, March/April.) // (Pillemer, Karl, and David Finkelhor. 1988. "The Prevalence of Elder Abuse: A Random Sample Survey," The Gerontologist, 28: 51-57.) // (Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in an Aging America. 2003. Washington, DC: National Research Council Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect.)