Elder abuse awareness

Access our elder abuse awareness resources and research, as well as information on preventing and getting help for suspected cases of elder abuse.

Promoting elder abuse awareness

As many as one in 10 older people in New Zealand will experience some kind of elder abuse. Most abuse isn’t recognised or is ignored.

The Office for Seniors helps raise national awareness of elder abuse and the Elder Abuse Response Service. We work with partners and stakeholders throughout New Zealand to support a better understanding of the signs of abuse.

Elder abuse awareness resources

This awareness activity includes a campaign to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day recognised annually on 15 June.