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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  • Ashley Johnston
    signed 2015-05-16 17:49:39 -0700
  • Theresa Selga
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  • Leslie McGinnis
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  • Palma Calderin
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  • Dawn Price
    signed 2015-05-16 16:31:18 -0700
    Stop the violence on elder abuse seen to much of it breaks my heart. My mother was a RN in a convelestent home as did I years later and and we both quit and turned them in. Unforgivable.
  • Cathy Leigh Harris Lamb
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-16 16:18:59 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Cathy Leigh Lamb
    signed 2015-05-16 16:17:12 -0700
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  • Sumer Boyle
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-16 15:10:25 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • sumer boyle
    signed via 2015-05-16 15:09:54 -0700
  • Nancy Ritter
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2015-05-16 14:35:02 -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=23663
  • Nancy Stone Ritter
    signed 2015-05-16 14:32:30 -0700
    We had same problem with not being able to see our adult married daughter while she was dying. Her husband was abusive and controlling. We need to include parents of adult children not being able to see their adult child when this happens as well. Good. Luck. I’m I’ll but will help where I can.
  • mike tennant
    signed 2015-05-16 14:25:54 -0700
  • Donna Allan
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  • Monica Hale
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  • sunshine evans
    signed 2015-05-16 10:41:11 -0700
  • Ramona Stone
    signed 2015-05-16 09:51:30 -0700
    I understand. . My step mom died like that. And, I blamed myself. … :( =^.^=
  • Hilde Sørensen
    signed 2015-05-16 09:10:49 -0700
  • Shawna Hemstreet
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-16 08:37:28 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Shawna Hemstreet
    signed 2015-05-16 08:36:54 -0700
  • Leanne Miller
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  • Ruthanne Mulvihill
    signed 2015-05-16 08:16:24 -0700
  • Ramona Schmidt
    signed 2015-05-16 08:09:12 -0700
    “Honor thy father and mother so it may be well with thee and thou mayest live long on the earth”. Couldn’t have said it better.
  • Andra Dalto
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  • Tricia Schymanski
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  • Jenny Whitsitt
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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.)