A Statewide Elder Abuse Prevention Effort
Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation are largely hidden, shrouded in secrecy and shame. Older adults are often reluctant to reveal incidents of abuse, particularly when the abuser is a family member. Adding to the problem, many health care, law enforcement, financial and aging service professionals often do not understand or recognize elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. When they do recognize the problem, they often do not know where to turn for help. This coalition is a multidisciplinary, statewide network of over 1,900 individuals, organizations and government agencies working together to protect older adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
In the Spotlight
2019 new york state adult abuse training institute
Seeking Justice and Support for Victims of Adult and Elder Abuse
Oct 29 - 31, 2019
The Albany Hilton, Albany NY
New this year: District Attorney Criminal Justice Track
Program details available soon.
free webinar from the cfpb’s office for older americans
Discussing the findings from the new report, Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends.
For questions or additional information, contact Tami Sieckman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complaints about the Social Security scam are increasing
Recent new activity - call received recently was from (920) 541-7528 - this is a scam, do not answer the phone.
For more information from FTC
domestic violence awareness
State & National Resources
New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Free ID Theft Webinar from CEJC
State ID Theft Coalitions: Stolen Identities and Beyond
Wed, May 22, 2019; 2:00 pm ET
Recording will be available
Program details & registration
Paul Caccamise (Lifespan - NYS)
Sarah Geotz (NITVAN)
Hazel Heckers (Colorado)
Leita King (Lifespan - NYS)
Mila Mignosa (Massachusetts)
reminder: E-MDT RFA application deadline
fri, aug 23 at 5:00 pm
2019 Requests for Applications
E-MDT Hub Funding Application Packets for:
Hudson Valley Region
Metro North Region
Details, forms, Q & A summary document are on Lifespan’s E-MDT web page.
World elder abuse awareness
Continue your collaborative efforts, working together on ways to shine a light on elder abuse during the month of June. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) - Lifting Up Voices 2019.
WEAAD Tools & Tips - many ideas, many resources, check often.
Link to The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) website
Check below, to the right, and on the separate Events page for a growing list of local and national events and activities.
events during june & July 2019
NCALL, TNF, OVC, NCEA
Lifting Up Voices Webinar
Wed, June 5, 2019
2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Program details & registration - will also be recorded
Includes unveiling & discussion of new Lifting Up the Voices of Older Survivors video project.
recent major fbi arrests will disrupt criminal fraud networks
Investigation began in 2016 with a single bank account and one victim.
Read LA Times Aug 22 article
older adults may need assistance, but they don’t need fixing
“Rather, professional support and guidance to review options and walk with older survivors of abuse can help to break the silence and ensure that our older adults live with dignity and respect.”
WEAAD D & C guest columnist - Tracey Siebert-Konopko, Lifespan
NAPSA, NCVC, INPEA
5th Global Summit
15th Anniversary of WEAAD
Tues, June 11, 2019
SEC Building, Washington, DC
The Elder Abuse Education & Outreach Program is funded by Monroe County Office for the Aging and New York State Office for the Aging