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

Ramona Schmidt
Andra Dalto
Jenny Whitsitt
Marty Comiskey
Courtney Dorne
Leslie LaPoint
Heather Hendren
doris armstrong
Carol Whaley
Bernice Bacon
2,434 PLEDGES
5,000 pledges

Will you take the pledge?

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  • Leanne Miller
    signed 2015-05-16 08:32:24 -0700
  • 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
    signed 2015-05-16 08:08:04 -0700
  • Tricia Schymanski
    signed 2015-05-16 08:02:40 -0700
  • Jenny Whitsitt
    signed 2015-05-16 08:01:37 -0700
  • Angel Powers
    signed 2015-05-16 07:43:02 -0700
  • Vicki Oden
    signed 2015-05-16 07:39:25 -0700
  • Sylvia Garza Taft
    signed 2015-05-16 07:18:40 -0700
  • Dee Lee
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-16 07:14:12 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • diane sweet
    signed 2015-05-16 07:12:53 -0700
  • bethany smith
    signed via 2015-05-16 06:58:59 -0700
  • Stephanie Wong
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-16 06:58:42 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • stephanie wong
    signed 2015-05-16 06:57:44 -0700
  • Remy Cawayan
    signed 2015-05-16 06:51:19 -0700
  • Marty Comiskey
    signed 2015-05-16 06:36:17 -0700
  • Teresa Maxwell
    signed 2015-05-16 06:09:16 -0700
  • Courtney Dorne
    signed 2015-05-16 06:01:41 -0700
  • Rochelle Greenberg-Bove
    signed 2015-05-16 05:53:23 -0700
    Thank you for starting this conversation
  • Chris Coverdill Grzemkowski
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-16 05:53:13 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Leslie LaPoint
    signed 2015-05-16 05:43:50 -0700
  • Bonnie Gatlin
    signed 2015-05-16 05:39:29 -0700
  • Pam Godson
    signed 2015-05-16 04:58:20 -0700
  • Heather Hendren
    signed 2015-05-16 03:34:27 -0700
  • doris armstrong
    signed 2015-05-16 03:33:01 -0700
  • amber washington
    signed 2015-05-16 00:05:00 -0700
  • Carol Whaley
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-15 23:06:50 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Carol Whaley
    signed 2015-05-15 23:06:00 -0700
  • Bernice Bacon
    signed 2015-05-15 22:31:57 -0700
  • Kendra Kendrick
    signed 2015-05-15 22:24:22 -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.)