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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  • Chandesh Kormocha
    signed 2017-01-01 04:20:27 -0800
    I will like also help for my countries aged peoples.
  • Mann Punleupich
    signed 2017-01-01 02:55:32 -0800
    Dear Sir or Madam,

    Warm greeting!

    First, I would to say HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 to you and yours colleague the year of fulfill and I’m sure you’re ready to welcome 2017 and all the hopes and dreams it brings. Let’s share your New Year resolutions with me and everyone else to make it easier for you to keep, and do it? Go ahead and share!

    My name, Punleupich Mann, I was born in Kompong Thkov II village, SenSok commune, Krolang district and Siem Reap province, and currently I live in Phnom Penh for working alone in here.

    Sir or Madam, I was born in the poor family, my father is the military retired and the mine handicapped, my mother housewife and both of them were jobless and not fix income, and all the both of them expend was under my responsibilities. I have one brother was handicapped of traffic, he ever went to worked in Thailand by mastermind without law permission, currently he backed to live in Cambodia and jobless and no income support his family and kids for school.

    It proved to be very helpful to my family. Thus, I am writing to you asking you for your help. Please feel free to donate any amount of money to buy Tuk Tuk track for deliver the water to customer in Siem Reap for get some margin to support his family for future bright and recover and get back to their normal lives.

    I would like to thank you for taking the time to go through the letter and look forward to your co-operation.

    Yours truly,

    Punleupich Mann

    012 655 685
  • Patti Martz
    signed via 2016-12-31 17:49:46 -0800
  • Staci Ramey
    signed 2016-12-30 13:15:31 -0800
  • Ricky Green
    signed 2016-12-27 09:36:44 -0800
    Ricky Green
  • Vinod Sawhney
    signed 2016-12-24 01:42:13 -0800
    Require some young person(s) to look after aged / unmovable husband and wife.
  • Crs Consulting
    signed 2016-12-20 11:55:27 -0800
  • sujata bhatta
    signed via 2016-12-20 05:16:16 -0800
  • Marina Kamen
    signed 2016-12-19 07:10:15 -0800
    After 20 years of dealing with a stepmother who married my father when he was 70 ( she was 58)….my father suffered a TBI and various surgeries. These surgeries have altered my father’s personality ….to the average person he seems fine but his ability to reason and have empathy has been compromised. I am a 58 year old working mother of 3 grown children and I have been married for 33 years.No divorce, all of our grown children are professionals living here in NYC. We spent 2 years in and out of hospitals and nursing homes with my father as we watched my father’s wife go about her regular activities. We asked her to get private nurses and she would not so we spent 5 to 6 hours a day by my father’s side over those 2 years catering to his every need. As soon as he came home in March of 2015, the 20 years of my father’s wife filling his calendar with her family, her grandchildren and going back to her activities continued. We had only been invited once for dinner over 20 years even though we lived 3 blocks away from them in NYC. For a time we had a house in CT and my father would visit once in a while without his wife.

    Upon his arrival home from the hospital in 2015..we invited my father’s wife over 10 times for dinners and to sit down to straighten things out. She shunned every reach out on our part for a year after years of resistance before the head trauma to my father. Now, he is 91, confused and she has him convinced that we have done something horrible. The only horrible thing we did was finally explode on a voice machine after years of being shunned, watching her neglect my father in the 2 year hospital stay and reach out to her via email and phone calls. Yes….how much rejection can a daughter ho literally changed her father’s diapers in hospitals take. In addition, my experience with brain trauma is deep as my mother died of a brain aneurysm in 1989 after 3 years of being in a vegetative state.

    Now, my father hangs up the phone on us, my husband of 33 years and me. Also, he does not understand why his grown grandchildren will not speak to him. They have had 20 years of rejection and being pushed to the side and then all stepped up to help in hospitals. Now that he treats us like this after them watching this whole episode and even speaking with him about the situation endless times…they want nothing to do with him.

    Head trauma is subtle. Yes he eats, walks and talks, whoever, this is not my father. He has been isolated and brain washed and we are hurting.

    Thank you for what you are doing to bring awareness to this subject!

    Much respect!

    Marina Kamen

    Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc.










  • Laura Olszewski
    signed 2016-12-19 05:34:25 -0800
    Laura Olszewski
  • Niki Johnson
    signed 2016-12-19 02:51:31 -0800
  • Debra Waring
    signed 2016-12-19 02:23:10 -0800
  • Melanie Acosta
    signed 2016-12-17 22:22:35 -0800
  • D'Etta Kelly
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-16 20:26:32 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • D'Etta Kelly
    @StarofheartsD tweeted link to this page. 2016-12-16 20:26:27 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares http://www.kasemcares.org/take_the_pledge?recruiter_id=36430
  • D'Etta Kelly
    signed 2016-12-16 20:25:19 -0800
    I have worked in hospitals and nursing homes. I have seen too many sad and bad things happen to the elderly.
  • Ron Holcombe
    signed 2016-12-16 18:38:29 -0800
    My mom was psychologically , verbally, and financially abused by her spouse and he succeeded in killing her by putting mom in a hospice bed at his home rather than getting her to the hospital. She had money in the bank he wanted and his family reunion was coming up and mom was a burden to him so he let her die. Since she was in hospice care there was no medical examiner, police involvement or autopsy. After the fact, hospice care provider and Dr. who signed the death certificate are refusing to tell her only child who authorized hospice or if the Dr. who signed the death certificate ever actually saw my mother and how he came up with the cause of death.
  • Janice Beltrante
    signed 2016-12-16 17:16:29 -0800
  • Alana Fromer
    signed 2016-12-16 16:40:12 -0800
    Learned about this website on Access Hollywood. I am not into Hollywood but loved Casey Kasem and loved my 91 year old Mother.

    And YES to we need to fight and protect our elderly. Thank You and God Bless your endeavors!
  • Judy Cole
    signed 2016-12-16 07:51:43 -0800
  • Abdulla Khan
    signed 2016-12-16 07:25:50 -0800
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  • Imran Mansuri
    signed 2016-12-16 02:23:03 -0800
  • Augusto De Gala
    signed 2016-12-15 15:04:24 -0800
  • James "Mike" Brennan
    signed 2016-12-15 06:23:26 -0800
    Aging is brutal enough without the physical and psychological abuse by children, caregivers, legal, and medical opportunists looking for a big payday.
  • Paige Hale
    signed 2016-12-14 18:52:02 -0800
    Prayers for my mamaw who is being psychologically manipulated and isolated from loved ones by a malevolent son.
  • Bethany Mullins
    signed 2016-12-14 18:06:01 -0800
  • Elizabeth Saxon
    signed 2016-12-11 17:56:52 -0800
  • Amber Martin
    signed 2016-12-11 00:10:52 -0800
  • Amber Martin
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-11 00:07:38 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Rhea Wellons
    signed 2016-12-10 20:03:00 -0800

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.)