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

Jim Pirtle
Annette Wakolee
Lori Cecil
Chad Brown
Autumn Patton
Stacey Waugh
Tahni Whisenant
kelly pugh
Rita Moran
Elizabeth Case
Barbara Grayson
Obert Ncube
2,389 PLEDGES
5,000 pledges

Will you take the pledge?

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  • Jim Pirtle
    signed 2015-05-15 15:44:07 -0700
  • Annette Wakolee
    signed 2015-05-15 15:43:16 -0700
  • Sandy Neuenschwander
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-15 15:36:56 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Sandy Neuenschwander
    @anatevka tweeted link to this page. 2015-05-15 15:36:53 -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=13070
  • Tressa S
    signed 2015-05-15 15:36:30 -0700
  • Sandy Neuenschwander
    signed 2015-05-15 15:35:43 -0700
    Our elders deserve our respect! It hurts me when I hear about someone abusing them.
  • Lori Cecil
    signed 2015-05-15 15:30:52 -0700
  • joanne Roos
    signed 2015-05-15 15:27:14 -0700
  • Chad Brown
    signed 2015-05-15 15:25:25 -0700
  • Denise Culton
    signed 2015-05-15 15:16:13 -0700
  • Toni Batchelor
    signed 2015-05-15 15:13:31 -0700
    I think anyone who takes advantage of or abuses the elder are scum. And they should spend the rest of their lives in Jail!
  • Autumn Patton
    signed 2015-05-15 15:10:03 -0700
  • Stacey Waugh
    signed 2015-05-15 15:08:04 -0700
  • Jennifer Anderson
    signed 2015-05-15 15:06:37 -0700
  • Tahni Whisenant
    signed 2015-05-15 15:04:20 -0700
    Still waiting to get mom out of harms way.
  • Cynthia Jissri
    signed 2015-05-15 15:03:05 -0700
  • Vanessa Forbes
    signed 2015-05-15 15:01:59 -0700
  • linda clinne
    signed 2015-05-15 14:58:46 -0700
  • Zachary Camenker
    signed 2015-05-15 14:57:45 -0700
  • Daphne Taulman
    signed 2015-05-15 14:55:43 -0700
  • kelly pugh
    signed 2015-05-15 14:55:15 -0700
  • martha anderson
    signed 2015-05-15 14:53:24 -0700
  • Mary Graves
    signed 2015-05-15 14:49:23 -0700
  • Rita Moran
    signed 2015-05-15 14:47:45 -0700
  • Karen Herrera
    signed 2015-05-15 14:47:33 -0700
  • Elizabeth Case
    signed 2015-05-15 14:46:02 -0700
  • Barbara Grayson
    signed 2015-05-15 14:45:43 -0700
  • Teri Litkenhaus
    signed 2015-05-15 14:45:39 -0700
    All I can say is this goes unreported for many reasons, and to many more families than one could imagine. This law being proposed surely should help. Since my family member was locked up and isolated from the rest of her loved ones, I was able to start with the Ombudsman. They were extremely helpful, and pointed me in the right direction.
  • Theresa Kennett
    signed 2015-05-15 14:41:50 -0700
  • Obert Ncube
    signed 2015-05-15 14:41:41 -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.)