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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  • Jennifer Kennedy
    signed 2019-04-19 14:30:10 -0700
  • Raeanne Martin
    signed 2019-04-18 09:33:23 -0700
    The current system to help protect the elderly from abuse is terribly flawed and I applause your dedication to get it fixed.
  • Nancy Overman
    signed via 2019-04-12 14:22:31 -0700
  • Joyce Puls
    signed 2019-04-12 11:18:09 -0700
    Joyce E Puls
  • Kristi Sible
    signed 2019-04-12 08:03:35 -0700
  • linda arters
    signed 2019-03-05 09:50:44 -0800
    linda arters
  • Charles SantAngelo
    signed via 2019-03-01 14:38:12 -0800
  • Annette Seamans
    signed 2019-02-28 10:07:38 -0800
  • Renda Barbieri-Snyder
    signed 2019-02-25 10:40:56 -0800
    I have for the last 7 yrs struggled as a daughter to see my father that my dads 3rd wife and my own sister has kept me from only seeing my father 3 to 5 times each year. I have never been able to celebrate privately my own birthday, nor fathers day nor my own fathers birthday. I have been kept from every Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays because they BULLY ME!! My sister and dads 3rd wife are jealous and very insecure of me because I speak my mind and also keep very good records, text messages, photos and videos of how I am treated trying to visit and see my father who has dementia. My situation is a MIRROR of yours and your siblings. so very sad.
  • Carlena Yaw
    signed via 2019-02-23 06:15:11 -0800
    My man of 22 years is currently isolated from me and all friends in AZ! He disowned his sons in court “Record” for thinking he was incompetent. No doctor ever declared him incompetent, yet a veteran has lost his freedom to a corrupt judicial process. Assigned guardians requested closure, APS closed the case against me after 18 months investigation, but kidnapped, taken out of state against his will, now he is Isolated, improper meds, no calls, no visitors allowed. Kids do not visit and he is kept in a 1star nursing home…can it get any worse? He is Clarence Leith illegally (no due process VOIDs all orders) being detained against his will in Golden Living Rehab, Olivia MN no rehab given, I had him walking and talking…we just want to be together, I love him with all my heart and soul and miss him terribly…Please help!
  • Suzanne Whelan
    signed 2019-02-21 06:57:40 -0800
  • Josefina Diaz
    signed 2019-02-20 10:44:55 -0800
  • Craig Walterscheid
    signed 2019-02-17 10:36:12 -0800
    I regret that any financial support I am able to muster will be small at this time. God willing I can give more in the future. I normally give to a number of charities & Pro-Life causes. Having been homeless once, Dare To Care For The Homeless is one of my favorite. Now I need to focus on justice for my mother & making awareness of the GROWING problem of Elder Abuse. God bless all who are in this new social justice battle. [Pix uploaded is of me, mom, & daughter (holding bunny I bought as ‘pet therapy’ for mom) taken by my wife around Christmas.]
  • lora betts
    signed 2019-02-03 17:19:05 -0800
  • Irene Marquez
    signed 2019-01-31 15:16:26 -0800
  • Joan Emily
    signed 2019-01-27 16:53:24 -0800
  • Chloe L.
    signed 2019-01-27 04:27:55 -0800
  • Krishna Gautam
    signed 2019-01-26 23:47:18 -0800
    Krishna Gautam
  • Melissa Greenway
    signed 2019-01-19 08:09:50 -0800
  • Angela Humphreys
    signed 2019-01-19 06:46:16 -0800
  • jonathan grindell
    signed 2019-01-19 05:23:29 -0800
    Veterans for Guardianship and Probate Reform
  • Angela E Phillips
    signed 2019-01-16 15:30:52 -0800
    My husband & I were stopped by my brother & sister-in-law from seeing my 84 year old Mother & we were her caregivers for 16 years. My Mother passed away 05/30/2018 & we were unable to see her until she was at the funeral home & we reside 50 feet away. Once I placed my Mother in a nursing facility my sibling & sister-in-law turned against us because we were no longer able to care for her full-time. My Mother could not stay at the nursing facility because of rental property & was unable to obtain Medicaid in the State of WV. Law enforcement was of absolutley no help & the Guardianship battle lasted for more than a year & was VERY UGLY! My husband & I were served with a Notice of Trespass & the law stood with them. This can happen when a parent has a living estate. In the end the living estate was a futile mistake for my Mother and I! My advice is to sit down with a trusted estate planner to prevent this from happening & whatever you do I would NOT EVER advise getting your local Department of Human Services involved. This battle is certainly not over & my husband & I live with the lasting effects of this battle & loss of my Mother!
  • Bridgett Toma
    signed 2019-01-14 05:09:30 -0800
    I thought we were alone. Thank you for sharing your story. Let’s put an end to this tragedy.
  • Laura Smothers-Chu
    signed 2018-12-20 05:01:50 -0800
    Thank you for this opportunity.
  • Sharon Oakes
    signed 2018-12-18 12:59:58 -0800
  • Marie Arnold
    signed 2018-12-16 16:02:51 -0800
  • Heather Harris
    signed 2018-12-12 21:25:42 -0800
  • Heidi Betancourt
    signed 2018-12-10 21:07:35 -0800
  • Renay Compere
    signed 2018-12-06 22:04:06 -0800
  • Irene Rodriguez
    signed 2018-12-05 13:09:51 -0800
    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.)