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

2,398 PLEDGES
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Will you take the pledge?

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  • Yvonne Warren
    signed 2016-05-17 04:54:35 -0700
  • Mike Mahler
    signed 2016-05-16 11:20:47 -0700
  • Marcia Darlington
    signed 2016-05-16 10:35:57 -0700
    No one should be able to isolate elderly parents from their children . I love you Dad
  • Windy Langley
    signed 2016-05-16 10:13:41 -0700
    Just don’t want another person to deal with what I had to or seen happen to my father .
  • Benson Wandeto
    signed 2016-05-16 08:04:47 -0700
    I wnat to be part of advocacy team for the happiness of Elderly persons
  • Craig Booher
    signed 2016-05-11 17:09:22 -0700
  • Mary Ann Papa
    signed 2016-05-11 07:02:44 -0700
    I am a certified caregiver.
  • nand kishor Panwar
    signed 2016-05-08 23:40:45 -0700
    Want to join for service old people
  • Lisa Forchette
    signed 2016-05-06 11:58:06 -0700
    I want to know if you have any signage that I can display on my pram stroller I walk my dog every day and push her in the stroller I want people to see that I support you and hopefully can get a walk started in my neighborhood to help me fight to see my father
  • mohamed rizly magdon ismail
    signed 2016-05-02 00:55:40 -0700
  • Muhammad Farooq
    signed 2016-05-01 04:10:59 -0700
    Electrical Welder for 12 years
  • Linda Wheatcroft
    signed 2016-04-30 18:47:54 -0700
  • Susan Nadeem
    signed 2016-04-30 06:13:17 -0700
  • Sue Halvorson
    signed 2016-04-25 20:32:37 -0700
  • Kevin Drehmel
    signed 2016-04-25 20:04:12 -0700
    Kevin Drehmel
  • Nichole Huffnagle
    signed 2016-04-25 11:28:54 -0700
  • Rev. Peter Okyere
    signed 2016-04-25 10:24:52 -0700
    Ageing is inevitable, it is therefore important for all countries, religious bodies and individuals to stop aged abuse and discrimination.
  • augustine aloyse
    signed 2016-04-24 10:32:52 -0700
    yah we have to care elders in everything including diet
  • Kadambani Singh
    signed 2016-04-22 16:06:17 -0700
  • Debe Armstrong
    signed via 2016-04-21 09:44:47 -0700
  • Leslie Bermeo
    signed 2016-04-21 08:33:36 -0700
  • Kathryn Finnegan
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-21 04:51:14 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Kathryn Finnegan
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-21 04:51:08 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Su Ellis
    signed 2016-04-19 16:43:58 -0700
    I don’t want another family to experience what my family has. All the agencies who were supposed to protect my late dad let us down horribly. It is beyond time to expose this elder abuse for the epidemic it is.
  • probin aged
    signed 2016-04-16 02:26:48 -0700
  • Gina Jezuit
    signed 2016-04-11 09:12:29 -0700
  • Erica Duarte
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-09 02:24:05 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Erica Duarte
    signed 2016-04-09 02:23:37 -0700
  • Elke O'Haire
    signed 2016-04-05 20:27:55 -0700
    I am a Graduate Degree Student in Gerontology at Fullerton University and Professor Horn Mallers is one of my Professors. I have dedicated my life to serve and empower our Older Adults, this has been easy, since I am one of them. I am very much looking forward to the event, I understand that Professor Horn is able to sponsor me as her student. Thank you for all you do. Sincerely, Elke O’Haire
  • Tatiana Cantu
    signed 2016-04-05 11:28:16 -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.)