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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  • Shannon West Greene
    signed 2016-12-10 19:31:43 -0800
    Shannon West greene
  • Marcus Hill
    signed 2016-12-10 18:34:31 -0800
    Thank you!
  • Lisa Byard
    signed 2016-12-10 18:05:10 -0800
  • Lisa Reese
    signed 2016-12-10 17:56:42 -0800
  • Patricia Galagan
    signed 2016-12-08 13:16:08 -0800
    Patricia K Galagan

    Vic Hoffman, RIP

    This and my donation is for you and your dedicated wife Barb.
  • ayushi ghosh
    signed 2016-12-08 05:52:16 -0800
  • Robin Lapid
    signed 2016-12-06 14:24:35 -0800
  • Jackie Potts
    signed 2016-12-06 13:06:31 -0800
    It’s frightening how vulnerable our seniors are, and how much power unethical spouses have over their care and finances. I spent 6 years fighting a court battle to see my Dad, who had Alzheimer’s, after his wife’s family elder-knapped him overnight and moved him 4 hours from his home. Luckily, I won the court battle but only with the advice of a retired judge. Kerri, I understand your pain. No adult children should have their parents medical care or whereabouts hidden from them. Keep fighting!
  • Jennifer Jessup-Weeks
    signed 2016-12-06 12:37:28 -0800
    When I had to protect my mother from multiple forms of elder abuse by a relative, it sparked a passion in me to be able to help other elderly people who don’t have someone to protect them. I have returned to school to get my degree, then I am going to law school to become an attorney, possibly to serve the elderly.
  • Jamie Thomas
    signed 2016-12-06 05:22:30 -0800
    I can afford to Donate, and, or pay a Qualified Attorney who will actually Defend the Children and I in this matter!
  • Cris Garcia
    signed 2016-12-05 23:28:15 -0800
  • Sharon Bartlett
    signed 2016-12-05 22:35:49 -0800
    Sadly, I had to report my own father to the state for elder abuse of his mother and aunt. Very devastating to our family. My grandmother and great aunt passed away as a result of his neglect, and the state just let him go! No justice!
  • Sandra Mott
    signed 2016-12-05 21:31:58 -0800
  • Colleen Radney
    signed 2016-12-05 16:54:25 -0800
  • Robin Wright
    signed 2016-12-05 16:24:26 -0800
    Hoping this is going to help.
  • Kitty Wickes
    signed 2016-12-05 16:24:25 -0800
    Kerri, thank you for what you are doing.
  • Athena Pantazes
    signed 2016-12-05 16:23:25 -0800
    This is a cause very close to me and I wish fo elder abuse to end
  • Lisa Placanica
    signed 2016-12-05 16:22:19 -0800
    Lisa Placanica
  • Buony Gatluak Nol
    signed 2016-12-01 07:19:29 -0800
  • Samuel K.Odame
    signed 2016-11-28 03:59:05 -0800
    Dearly Beloved Brethren,

    Good Day and Blessed Hope altogether in Jesus’ mighty name.

    Hope this finds you so excited and impressed.

    I have really been impressed, touched by the unique nature of your program and really wish to write to find out about it and if possible enroll as a student.

    Kindly send me your Brochure, an Information Packet/Catalog.

    I shall therefore really be pleased,and much appreciated if you could kindly furnish me with more information on the entire program and all that its entails.

    I really would like to become a:

    Health Researcher/Campaigner

    Health Practitioner

    Medical Missionary

    Medical Journalist

    Nutritionist, Gardener,Massage Therapist

    Dietician,And Archaeology,Study Languages,

    Evangelist and health Educator too,as well.

    And before a person is really prepared to become a teacher of the truth to those who are in darkness,he must really become a leaner.The study of the Bible and in terms of the Health issues should made of primary importance and at the same time there should be a systematic training of the mind and manners,that they may really learn to approach people in the best possible way.All should learn how to labour with tact and with courtesy and with the Spirit of Christ.

    I would really like to receive this training in order to uplift,specialize,improve my talents that i may really learn to approach people in the best possible ways,to enable or help me be a dynamic and skillful soul winner,to really equip me for the Mission work.

    I am really eagerly therefore counting on you for a very favourably and encouraging response.

    Thank you in anticipation.

    Yours truly in the Master’s vineyard,

    {Samuel Kwasi Odame}

    East Ghana Conference Of SDA

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  • Tilksew Fenta
    signed 2016-11-28 03:27:34 -0800
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    signed 2016-11-10 01:18:15 -0800
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    signed 2016-11-10 00:54:29 -0800
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  • Pritam Kumar Patel
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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.)