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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  • Hennie Van Eeden
    signed 2016-06-28 00:56:30 -0700
  • Marie Walsh
    signed 2016-06-27 12:44:23 -0700
  • ghazlan sm skh mahmood
    signed 2016-06-27 07:52:41 -0700
  • Arjun Saoji
    signed 2016-06-25 18:57:47 -0700
  • Art Mason
    signed 2016-06-24 10:15:57 -0700
    Dear Kerri,

    I grew up listening to your Dad on the radio !!

    FYI, your reference to 1 in 24 victims of financial exploitation is actually too low. My agency, Lifespan, which partnered with Cornell & NYC Dept.for Aging & did the NYS Elder Abuse Prevalence Study in 2010 found 1 in 24 OVERALL. Actually, only 1 in 44 cases of exploitation are ever reported we determined. Much worse. check out www.nyselderabuse.org to access the study.
  • Edward Ochuodho
    signed 2016-06-24 08:29:20 -0700
    I support care of the elderly
  • Emily Elmendorf
    signed 2016-06-24 05:51:10 -0700
  • Lorelle Guglielmoni
    signed via 2016-06-21 12:13:31 -0700
    Any New York families who wish to

    Join filling the NY legislature/elder committee with our voices and stories … I have proximity to Albany

    Email: lmgug@yahoo.com
  • Gk Tyagi
    signed 2016-06-20 04:24:05 -0700
  • Bhupinder Singh Kohli
    signed 2016-06-19 03:38:11 -0700
    KARSEWA (The Times of India, Navi Mumbai Plus, 5th Aug,2004)

    “Working for the poor, the downtrodden the needy and the helpless is more than just a hobby for Bhupinder Singh Kohli from Nerul. It is a daily ritual. Apart from his busy schedule as an employee of the State Bank of India at CBD Belapur and in between taking care of his parents, particularly his 92-year-old bed-ridden father, Kohli is immersed in social work and constantly attempts to find solutions to the problems of the helpless in his own unique ways. Kohli’s latest idea has been to convert his own Santro Car to a vehicle for people in distress. Explains Kohli, "Four months back, I happened to see an accident near Uran Phata at around 7 pm. The victim was fatally wounded but he could reach the hospital only after precious time had lapsed, for want of timely ambulance services. This incident made me think of alternative sources to help people in distress. And that very night, I realised that I had one of these sources with me. I could help with my new car which I’d been using sparingly. I decided to use the car in emergencies for shifting patients from or to hospitals, free of cost. " The very next day, Kohli sprung into action and inscribed ‘FREE HOSPITAL SERVICE WITHIN NAVI MUMBAI DURING THE NIGHT’ on his car. During the next three months, he helped seven patients to reach the hospital during medical emergencies. As appreciation for his dedication, the Vashi Gurudwara presented Kohli with a second hand ambulance. Pointing out the difference that the generous gift would make, Kohli remarked, “Though my car would serve the purpose of dropping patient to the hospital, proper medical equipment is not available inside the car. Now, with the ambulance service available, I’m sure more lives will be saved.” This ambulance service too comes at no cost. This devout Sikh has taken seven first-aid courses in various hospitals across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Says Kohli, “When I was studying, I happened to see many rich patients dumping expensive medicines, which were not past their expiry date, after they recovered from their illness. These medicines would have otherwise served poor patients.” From then on, Kohli started collecting unused and un-expired medicines as well as free samples given by doctors. The medicines collected thus were sent to charitable dispensaries. Kohli also collects used equipment, such as walking sticks, saline stands and oxygen cylinders, among others; he sterilises them and gives them to poor patients. He also collects old and usable clothes, utensils, reading materials and toys for needy people in villages. The jewel in the crown of Kohli’s social work is his mammoth compilation of a computerised Blood Group Directory that has a list of around 4,800 donors’ names and addresses, collected individually. This social worker, who is responsible for organising many medical camps, is also a member of Civil Defence, Red Cross Society and Traffic Wardens.
  • Jon McMillen
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-18 02:53:34 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Jon McMillen
    signed 2016-06-18 02:53:01 -0700
  • Alison Camhi
    signed 2016-06-17 14:33:57 -0700
    I vehemently support the Foundation’s work to educate, validate and advocate for the many victims of elder abuse.
  • Anonymous
    signed via 2016-06-17 05:10:26 -0700
  • Lisa Seymour
    signed 2016-06-15 21:56:35 -0700
  • Raziullah khan
    signed 2016-06-15 00:39:35 -0700
  • Sheila Harris
    signed via 2016-06-13 19:30:59 -0700
  • gina Carino
    signed 2016-06-12 23:49:39 -0700
  • Dalia Seda - Lopez
    signed 2016-06-12 23:05:02 -0700
  • Laurie Bartsoff
    signed 2016-06-12 17:25:04 -0700
  • Larry Roach
    signed 2016-06-12 07:38:01 -0700
  • Lisbeth Lang
    signed 2016-06-11 18:30:15 -0700
  • Richard Howell
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-10 19:33:16 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • carol burgett howell
    signed 2016-06-10 19:31:56 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don’t stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @kasemcares
  • Tim Phillips
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-10 17:21:28 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Tim Phillips
    signed 2016-06-10 17:20:43 -0700
    If you know Carrie Fords story than you and mine and my wife Amy’s story.
  • Lory Happeny
    signed 2016-06-10 15:37:38 -0700
    Please don’t stop. This is a plague on our nation. So many I speak to have no clue it’s even happening. Awareness is the key!!! Keep it up!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
  • Shari Lynne Tribble
    signed 2016-06-09 12:17:10 -0700
  • Paul Crandall
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-09 07:03:30 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • John Bass
    signed 2016-06-09 07:03:06 -0700
    Kerri, I fully.applaud your efforts against elder abuse. Looking forward to Kasem Cares organizing a conference in Hawaii one of these days. Ill be sure to help

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.)