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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  • Jerry Morales
    signed 2015-05-20 08:09:35 -0700
  • Ashley-Margaret
    @simpleashley tweeted link to this page. 2015-05-20 08:01:10 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares http://www.kasemcares.com/take_the_pledge?recruiter_id=24125
  • Sara Fernandez
    signed 2015-05-20 07:51:03 -0700
  • karla flores
    signed 2015-05-20 07:49:52 -0700
  • Nichole Reyes
    signed 2015-05-20 07:42:07 -0700
    I just finished listening to Kerri Kasem on the KLAQ morning show, and the strength in her voice for this cause influenced me to sign up. Fortunately I have not gone through a situation as this, but listening to her story gave me awareness and the move to help her make a change. Kerri Kasem is an empowerment and hope to anyone going through this.
  • Nubia Dyer
    signed 2015-05-20 07:41:07 -0700
    My family went through something very similar. My aunt was my grandmother’s caretaker for 2 yrs due to her diagnosis with dementia, and wouldn’t allow any of my grandmother’s other children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren to visit. She would call the police if anyone showed up uninvited. We would call to see about going to see her but she would not answer the phone, nor return our messages.

    My grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 5, 2014. My aunt knew since the day before that my grandmother would not live to see more than 2 days and only contacted two siblings, even though my grandmother had a total of 8 children. The rest of the family found out about her passing a day later, and in the evening, even though my grandmother had passed away in the early afternoon.

    I encourage everyone to stand up and put a stop to this selfishness that people have. I don’t understand how people can do this to their loved ones, and maybe I will never understand. I just think it needs to be stopped and prevented in every way possible.
  • Lori Ann
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-20 07:39:08 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Vanessa Camardelli
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-20 07:38:47 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Lori Gutierrez
    signed 2015-05-20 07:38:05 -0700
    So sorry I heard ur story today on KLAQ El Paso…
  • Vanessa Reynoso
    signed 2015-05-20 07:37:50 -0700
  • brenda hutchison
    signed 2015-05-20 07:36:27 -0700
  • Frank S. Armendariz
    signed 2015-05-20 07:35:52 -0700
  • Mayra Montoya
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-20 07:33:43 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Monica Bain
    signed 2015-05-20 07:32:51 -0700
  • Danny Yantz
    signed 2015-05-20 07:32:34 -0700
  • Mayra Montoya
    signed 2015-05-20 07:32:27 -0700
  • Reba Shiel
    signed 2015-05-20 07:31:57 -0700
  • Jr Esparza
    signed 2015-05-20 07:31:34 -0700
    We are an organized NFL booster club locally in El Paso TX who support the San Fransico 49ers. We would love to help out in any way possible to spread awareness and help pass this bill in all 50 states. We have spread the word amongst our members.
  • Virginia Sublasky
    signed 2015-05-20 07:31:27 -0700
  • Susie Aguilar
    signed 2015-05-20 07:31:20 -0700
  • Ryan McElheny
    signed 2015-05-20 07:30:48 -0700
  • Patricia Quezada
    signed 2015-05-20 07:30:28 -0700
  • William Sullivan
    signed 2015-05-20 07:29:53 -0700
    My mom is 64 military widow and I don’t want this to happen to her, and my brothers and sisters, and myself swear we won’t let this happen to her.
  • Adriana Lopez
    signed 2015-05-20 07:29:52 -0700
    My father is being abused by his girlfriend he is scared of her.
  • migul montes
    signed 2015-05-20 07:29:23 -0700
  • Marcos Martinez
    signed 2015-05-20 07:29:21 -0700
  • Brad Cooper
    signed 2015-05-20 07:28:58 -0700
  • Artemis Esparza
    signed 2015-05-20 07:28:31 -0700
  • Oscar Luna
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-20 07:28:25 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Desiree Christine
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-20 07:28:25 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares

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.)