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


Who's signing

5,000 pledges

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  • Shravan Gupta
    signed 2016-11-12 06:45:30 -0800
  • Karen Federighi
    signed 2016-11-10 12:02:40 -0800
  • Hemant Kumar
    signed 2016-11-10 01:18:15 -0800
  • Javed Ahamed
    signed 2016-11-10 00:54:29 -0800
    I a m welder I love this welding
  • Pritam Kumar Patel
    signed 2016-11-08 00:59:07 -0800
  • misrak demissie
    signed 2016-11-05 10:36:09 -0700
  • Vctor Vijayakumar
    signed 2016-10-19 00:42:18 -0700
    Without respect elders we cannot save the world. Elder only words having god blessings
  • Achala Rajesh
    signed 2016-10-17 02:26:35 -0700
    Achala Rajesh
  • Terri Van Deusen
    signed 2016-10-14 15:51:23 -0700
    I went through with my grandfather. I never want someone else to feel and go through what my family and I are going through.
  • Debbie (Milich) Mysiewicz
    signed 2016-10-13 11:07:13 -0700
    If you are sponsoring the 2017 contact legislation in WA state—it needs to be changed! Who determines who the “incapacitated person” (ICP) wishes to contact? The guardian. Who oversees what the guardian does? The court. What is the procedure for ascertaining the wishes of the ICP if disputed? THERE IS NONE. The elderly are vulnerable, especially if demented and senile and can be made to do or say just about anything when under duress. Which they are in a hostile guardianship.
  • Jo-Ann Bridger
    signed 2016-10-12 03:21:26 -0700
    I hope I don’t ever experience abuse to our aged and I would really like to assist where possible. I am 55, presently unemployed and unable to obtain work. I am writing exams in Ancillary Nursing in November 2016. I am a prictical inclined individual not academical. I can sew, knit, crochet, make cards, or just listen to their life story if any of this will help our aged feel good about themselves, then I am available.

    God bless.

  • Mirella Villanueva
    signed 2016-10-10 07:09:33 -0700
  • patel smrutibala bhavinbhai
    signed 2016-10-02 08:14:03 -0700
    I am 47 years female nurse from india wants to work as a caretacker in U.S.A.is it possible?
  • Kaylee Chayka
    signed 2016-09-30 06:57:51 -0700
    Would love and beyond honored to be a part of this movement
  • Nand Vijaya
    signed 2016-09-27 03:39:30 -0700


  • Penny Levy
    signed 2016-09-26 12:56:14 -0700
  • Wickramasinghe Arachchige Don Wijayasiri
    signed 2016-09-21 08:05:31 -0700
    Searching a suitable job
  • Kenneth Okonkwo
    signed 2016-09-19 04:17:29 -0700
    I am setting up aged homes here in Nigeria and I need your collaborations
  • ndive samuel
    signed 2016-09-16 03:58:47 -0700
    I wish to join in the assistance program
  • Avinash Misra
    signed 2016-09-03 09:21:43 -0700

    I am a social worker with huge passion for serving elderly segment. I would like to know more about the petition.


  • khushi khandale
    signed 2016-08-31 02:59:28 -0700
  • Sherene Palihawadena
    signed 2016-08-30 03:09:22 -0700
    i don’t have a story to tell my self, but i like to support to stop elders abuse. i have seen them been abused in public transport, shops …. and other public places coz of their week mobilization, i like to do what i can do to help them. at the moment i am helping them in my own way.
  • Rakesh Kumar
    signed 2016-08-25 01:51:16 -0700
    sir i have my own article which may help to them to live there life again happly.
  • tapash debnath
    signed 2016-08-24 05:14:22 -0700
  • pari sheetal
    signed 2016-08-23 01:09:07 -0700
  • Sanjeev Gautam
    signed 2016-08-22 03:22:39 -0700
  • Catherine Murphy
    signed 2016-08-21 09:37:52 -0700
    This is a cause that is very personal and his very dear to my heart. Thank you Kerri for your amazing work
  • Nicholas Owusu-Adjei
    signed 2016-08-19 02:58:06 -0700
    I love to help the old and to help stop this abuse if i will be permitted to join.

  • Anonymous
    signed 2016-08-16 02:16:58 -0700
  • gangadhararao jasti
    signed 2016-08-12 01:59:16 -0700

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.)