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Elder Abuse Is Not OK - Sample Social Media Posts

Sample Social Media Posts

OKDHS will post Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Sample posts are provided below for Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October.

Thursday,
Oct. 1

October is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Our elders have paved the way for generations after them, and they need our support and protection. Through the month of October, we will be providing statistics, warning signs and resources to help protect thousands of Oklahoma’s elders who are at risk of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

 

For more information, visit http://www.okdhs.org/services/aps/Pages/ElderAbuseNotOK.aspx.

 

#ElderAbuseIsNotOK

Tuesday, 
Oct. 6

It is vitally important to check-in with elders, whether they are our family, neighbors, members at our church, live with us, or live in a nursing home. Socialization and connection with elders can help prevent self-neglect, lift an elder’s spirits, and help us identify warning signs of abuse before our elders are potentially harmed.

 

Check-in this week with an elder you know, and report any suspicions of abuse you may have on AbuseIsNotOK.org or by calling 1-800-522-3511.

 

#ElderAbuseIsNotOK

​Thursday, Oct. 8

Sadly, financial exploitation of elders is a common form of abuse. Frequent signs of exploitation can include:

 

· Expensive gifts from the vulnerable adult to the caregiver,

 

· Personal belongings, important papers, credit card missing

 

· Numerous unpaid bills

 

· Frequent checks made out to "cash"

 

· Unusual activity in bank account

 

For additional signs of financial exploitation, visit http://www.okdhs.org/services/aps/Pages/WS.aspx.

 

If you suspect a vulnerable adult is a victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation, please submit an online report at AbuseIsNotOK.org or call 1-800-522-3511.

 

#ElderAbuseIsNotOK

​Tuesday, 
Oct. 13

Connection is a powerful abuse prevention tool.

 

Stay connected to the elders in your life - relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers and church members – and encourage them to stay connected to those who care about them.

 

For more ways to prevent elder abuse, visit http://www.okdhs.org/services/aps/Pages/ElderAbuseNotOK.aspx.


 

#ElderAbuseIsNotOK

Thursday, ​Oct. 15

If you see something, say something.

 

If you suspect a vulnerable adult is a victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation, please submit an online report at AbuseIsNotOK.org or call 1-800-522-3511.

 

For additional resources, visit http://www.okdhs.org/services/aps/Pages/resourc.aspx.

 

#ElderAbuseIsNotOK

Tuesday,
Oct. 20

Vulnerable adults who have been abused may show signs such as fear, anxiety, anger, isolation or withdrawal, depression, resignation, and confusion. They may say contradictory statements or tell implausible stories, or may be hesitant to talk openly.

 

If you notice these warning signs, please speak up. You can make a report at AbuseIsNotOK.org or call 1-800-522-3511.

 

To learn more elder abuse prevention tips, visit http://www.okdhs.org/services/aps/Pages/ElderAbuseNotOK.aspx.


#ElderAbuseIsNotOK

​Thursday,
Oct. 22

One of the greatest risk factors for elder abuse is social isolation, and in the time of COVID-19, that risk has increased tremendously. Stay connected to the elders in your life, and encourage them to stay connected to those who care about them.

 

To learn more elder abuse prevention tips, visit http://www.okdhs.org/services/aps/Pages/ElderAbuseNotOK.aspx.

 

#ElderAbuseIsNotOK

Tuesday,
Oct. 27

Every Oklahoman has a moral and legal responsibility to report suspected elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. The identity of the reporter is kept confidential.

 

If you suspect that a vulnerable adult is the victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation, please submit an online report at AbuseIsNotOK.org or call the abuse and neglect hotline at 1-800-522-3511.

 

For additional resources, visit http://www.okdhs.org/services/aps/Pages/ElderAbuseNotOK.aspx.

 

#ElderAbuseIsNotOK

​​Thursday, 
Oct. 29
As Elder Abuse Awareness Month comes to an end,we encourage you to stay connected to the elders in your life, to be aware of any abuse warning signs – and to remind you that if you see something, say something.

 

For additional resources, including warning signs and prevention tips, visit http://www.okdhs.org/services/aps/Pages/WS.aspx.

 

#ElderAbuseIsNotOK

 

Make a Report 

If you see something, say something.
Make a report at AbuseIsNotOK.org or call
1-800-522-3511.

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