Cobb County, District Attorney’s Office, and LiveSafe Resources Collect Knitted or Crocheted Yarn Squares for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Cobb County posted the following announcement on its website regarding how Cobb residents can participate in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and show off their talents with yarn at the same time:

The Cobb County Government, Cobb District Attorney’s Office and LiveSafe Resources are working on a Yarn Storm Project in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2022.

We accept donations of 6 inch squares knitted or crocheted and 10 inch squares to represent our elders. All handcrafted items will be used to set up wire-covered displays for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15. These squares can be any color or pattern. All yarn made items must be received by Wednesday, June 8.

To file your finished in squares at 100 Cherokee St. in Marietta. There will be a collection box located inside the building for your donations.

Other drop off locations include

• Cobb Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA 30064

• Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 South Hurt Road, Smyrna, GA 30082

• N. Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street (inside Kennworth Park), Acworth, GA 30101

• Tim D. Lee Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066

• W. Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs, GA 30127

or you can to post your squares filled out at Cobb County Communications Office, 100 Cherokee St, Suite 130, Marietta GA 30090.

For more information, please visit www.cobbcounty.org/WEAAD

About World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization.

This year, the day will be recognized on Wednesday, June 15.

According to the WEAAD website:

The goal of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of elder abuse and neglect by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. the elderly.

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