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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  • signed 2018-06-11 15:51:42 -0700
  • signed 2018-06-05 20:39:02 -0700
    Have an elder father
  • signed 2018-06-05 11:53:47 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-01 10:41:25 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • @njdivaesq tweeted link to this page. 2018-06-01 10:41:18 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares https://www.kasemcares.org/take_the_pledge?recruiter_id=37664
  • signed 2018-06-01 10:40:13 -0700
    I’m so glad to have found this and want to help. I want to work on the NY and NJ legislation anyway I can. For my Grandma. I got my court order to see her. I want to help so that everyone gets a chance to see their loved one. #IAmMyGrandmothersDaughter

    That’s the name of my book. I wrote it to help others. I pledge to help enact this law in NY and NJ. I can testify. I can write. I can knock on doors. Thank you.
  • signed 2018-05-05 00:52:09 -0700
    Your website gave me links to resources I need desperately and I appreciate the help so much! I am being shut out from my elder mothers life by a man who was out of her life for over 20 yrs that has come back and tricked her into marrying him. Now he is blocking visits and phone calls by my children and myself and the police say there is nothing the can do about it because of the marriage. Johnette M Murray
  • signed 2018-04-29 08:37:27 -0700
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  • signed 2018-04-11 06:11:23 -0700
  • signed 2018-04-11 05:59:03 -0700
    I stand behind this purpose whole heartedly. #teamKasemcares!
  • signed 2018-04-11 05:39:08 -0700
    Please send me a brochure
  • @manda_panda_11 tweeted link to this page. 2018-03-20 15:22:21 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares http://www.kasemcares.org/take_the_pledge?recruiter_id=37505
  • signed 2018-03-20 15:21:10 -0700
  • signed 2018-03-06 18:29:21 -0800
    I may need advice !
  • signed 2018-03-02 09:48:54 -0800
    I just recently lost my Dad. Same situation as you.
  • signed 2018-02-23 12:49:49 -0800
    Working with the elderly community daily.. I want to help more.
  • signed via 2018-02-14 13:18:12 -0800
  • signed 2018-02-13 20:55:42 -0800
  • signed 2018-02-13 19:42:26 -0800
  • signed 2018-02-06 00:03:02 -0800
    It is such an honor to take this pledge…for my own personal, and professional experience with such abuse, etc.

    I am also taking this pledge for my brother, who is here with me in Spirit!


    For a very close family member of mine…and for all who are effected by Elderly Abuse and Isolation, etc.


    Courtney Lee Shockley Ward

    Shawn Brandon Shockley (1981-2017)
  • signed 2018-02-01 20:10:47 -0800
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  • signed 2017-12-22 14:36:24 -0800
    My father was a victim of caregiver abuse AND a VP of a prominent bank, who both allegedly conspired to take all his money and belongings. He almost died. The family was not in his life at the time. Upon my “knock on the door” at the urge of family friend, I slowly uncovered the “disaster” at hand. APS failed him. Deputy District Atty failed him, Police failed him. FBI failed him. I have a story also, log books of 5 years of drama. I was not able to get anyone to listen to me. I am glad you were HEARD! Congrats and I am sure your Bill will help elders. PS: I am happy to share my experience in hopes it will help other “broken families” to assist their elder from being hurt, tortured and worse. ~ Janine
  • signed 2017-12-21 17:19:47 -0800
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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.)