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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  • Barbara Musolino Balzarini Musolino
    signed 2016-01-07 09:08:46 -0800
  • Guy Navarro
    signed 2015-12-28 22:02:53 -0800
  • Maggie Biggs
    signed 2015-12-28 16:59:51 -0800
    Listened to you on WHO in Des Moines Iowa on Simon Conway’s program. Thank you for standing up for the elderly and their families.
  • Brian Greeson
    signed 2015-12-22 03:25:28 -0800
  • Katie-Ann Politopoulos
    signed 2015-12-22 03:21:20 -0800
  • Lani Phillips
    signed via 2015-12-18 21:30:24 -0800
  • Donna Leone
    signed 2015-12-16 00:00:29 -0800
  • Kathy Alexander
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-14 19:53:28 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Patti Hanson
    signed 2015-12-08 08:15:39 -0800
  • Erin Stahl
    signed 2015-12-05 09:45:20 -0800
    This problem is epidemic in our society and I am thrilled to see awareness being brought to this very serious issue. We are starting to see states write stronger laws to prevent elder abuse but still so many people don’t even really understand what elder abuse is. It goes far beyond physical abuse. It is my hope that more individuals will be prosecuted for these offenses so people will think twice about taking advantage of the elderly. People need to be educated that isolation of the elderly from family and friends as well as exploitation of an elderly person’s life savings is morally and ethically wrong.
  • Cheryl Poe
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-12-04 20:24:30 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Cheryl Poe
    @BlondCher tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-04 20:24:27 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares http://www.kasemcares.com/take_the_pledge?recruiter_id=34971
  • Misty Council
    signed 2015-12-04 18:02:49 -0800
  • Marissa Brown
    signed 2015-12-02 00:30:52 -0800
  • Elizabeth Albino
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-27 22:31:51 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • elizabeth albino
    signed 2015-11-27 22:30:30 -0800
  • Jc Snyder
    signed 2015-11-27 17:52:29 -0800
    Can’t thank you enough Kerri. My elderly father has been horribly abused by his wife, Lainy Lebow Sachs, for many years. And then he was victimized again when his longtime attorney/family friend of 50 years, his Rabbi, all but a few of close friends, sided with his abuser (too scared of her themselves, perhaps). So sad to see his community has abandoned him. But I’m hopeful that Kasem Cares will make a difference by raising awareness about elder abuse. Let’s all do what we can to prevent this from happening to anyone else.
  • Jen Sherouse
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-24 06:00:41 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Andrea Cano
    signed 2015-11-19 18:01:09 -0800
  • Ed Vieira
    signed 2015-11-15 18:05:08 -0800
    In memory of George Quigley
  • Rebecca Ryan
    signed 2015-11-13 13:59:30 -0800
  • Judy Conway
    signed 2015-11-11 11:34:04 -0800
  • Jamie Boling
    signed 2015-11-10 18:26:43 -0800
  • Walter Hewitt
    signed 2015-11-07 04:39:02 -0800
    I have been involved with a Citizen Advocacy program for over 25 years that works to match volunteers with elderly persons residing in nursing homes. We at TACAP wholeheartedly believe in, support, and work to address this issue in southeastern CT. Our web site is http://www.tacapct.org
  • Nasser El Beaini
    signed 2015-11-06 15:45:17 -0800
    It’s an honor for us to be part of your campaign to establish a better life for the elders, one day it will be Us to suffer at our turn. You are blessed KERRY keep on fighting.
  • S Robert Herbst
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-04 19:57:47 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • S. Robert Herbst
    signed 2015-11-04 19:57:21 -0800
  • Annette Woods
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-04 16:52:55 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Annette Woods
    @annettew05 tweeted link to this page. 2015-11-04 16:52:51 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares http://www.kasemcares.com/take_the_pledge?recruiter_id=34656
  • Annette Woods
    signed 2015-11-04 16:52:03 -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.)