Read a daily joke for charity

Do you like corny jokes, the so-called “dad jokes” type? Do you like to help out, give to charitable organizations and have a positive impact upon the world. Well, now you can do both at the same time.

Meet https://www.textsfromdad.co, a website that will send you one “dad joke” per day. And, if you decide to support it through a donation, it will donate 100% of the profits to the GoodPlus Foundation. Check out the website’s FAQ for more information about their project.

So what are you waiting for? Check it out and let me know (in the comments section) what you think about this website.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2020

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated each year on 15 June to highlight one of the worst manifestations of ageism and inequality in our society, elder abuse.

Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as a family member or friend. The abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect.

Elder abuse is a problem that exists in both developing and developed countries yet is typically underreported globally. Prevalence rates or estimates exist only in selected developed countries — ranging from 1% to 10%. Although the extent of elder mistreatment is unknown, its social and moral significance is obvious. As such, it demands a global multifaceted response, one which focuses on protecting the rights of older persons.

Approaches to define, detect and address elder abuse need to be placed within a cultural context and considered along side culturally specific risk factors. For example, in some traditional societies, older widows are subjected to forced marriages while in others, isolated older women are accused of witchcraft. From a health and social perspectives, unless both primary health care and social service sectors are well equipped to identify and deal with the problem, elder abuse will continue to be underdiagnosed and overlooked.

There are several ways you can help fundraise for the cause of this day if you so wish. You can also donate to charities which support the elderly and their well-being.

Perhaps today you could play your part by volunteering somewhere which ensures the happiness of the elderly, such as in a retirement home. You could also visit an elderly relative and spend some time chatting or having a cup of tea.

Be sure to spread the word by posting about the day on your social media accounts.

Read more about it on these websites:

https://www.un.org/en/observances/elder-abuse-awareness-day
https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-elder-abuse-awareness-day/
https://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/events/events/2020/06/2020-world-elder-abuse-awareness-day-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-abuse-and-neglect-of-older-people
https://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home/

World Environment Day, 2020

Established in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, World Environment Day is observed every year on the 5th of June.

A holiday aimed to inform people about environmental issues and offer them the opportunity to change the habits they have that are affecting the environment and work towards change, World Environmental Day has grown to become a global platform for discussions about the environment, spreading awareness of the effects of human activity.

Since its creation, World Environmental Day is celebrated in over 100 countries and each year, a theme is chosen to help draw attention to a particular concern.

The theme for 2020 is “Bio Diversity”, and will be hosted in Colombia in partnership with Germany. Colombia is one of the largest “Megadiverse” nations in the world to hold 10% of the planet’s biodiversity. Since it is part of the Amazon rain forest, Colombia ranks first in bird and orchid species diversity and second in plants, butterflies, freshwater fish, and amphibians.

You can make a difference by sharing and discussing about World Environment Day on social media.

UN chief on World Environment Day, 2020