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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  • Lesa Axberg
    signed 2015-05-15 17:52:50 -0700
    It is terrible to think that anyone would abuse anyone. Especially the elderly and children.
  • Kelly Smith
    signed 2015-05-15 17:51:12 -0700
  • Courtney Peck-Swoyer
    signed 2015-05-15 17:42:54 -0700
  • Gloria Felix
    signed 2015-05-15 17:40:54 -0700
  • Rebecca M
    signed 2015-05-15 17:40:46 -0700
  • Charles Deutsch
    signed 2015-05-15 17:38:19 -0700
    For my mom.
  • nancy warth
    signed 2015-05-15 17:17:07 -0700
  • Jennifer LaMotte
    signed 2015-05-15 16:48:17 -0700
    In memory of my Grandpa Ray…his wife tried to isolate him. My heart aches for every family going through this pain.
  • Bruce Clevenger
    signed 2015-05-15 16:42:05 -0700
  • alex guerena
    signed 2015-05-15 16:37:18 -0700
  • Carrie Schmidt
    signed 2015-05-15 16:34:41 -0700
  • Mary Prayne
    signed 2015-05-15 16:32:03 -0700
    Our Elderly are the foundation for the future which is our Children. They deserve to be respected, loved and cared for not neglected, forgotten or abused!
  • jill cook
    signed 2015-05-15 16:30:17 -0700
  • Melissa Wilhelm
    signed 2015-05-15 16:17:14 -0700
  • Jeanette Battenfeld
    signed 2015-05-15 16:15:59 -0700
  • William Holloway
    signed 2015-05-15 16:04:06 -0700
  • Gloria Zucconi
    signed 2015-05-15 15:51:01 -0700
  • Kelly Kelley
    signed 2015-05-15 15:48:36 -0700
  • 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

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.)