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

free webinar from the cfpb’s office for older americans

Date: Tues, April 9, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Webinar slides
Webinar recording available soon

Discussing the findings from the new report, Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends.

Summary of the report
Full report

For questions or additional information, contact Tami Sieckman at

enhanced multidisciplinary teams (e-mdts) in new york state

Funding awarded for three new E-MDT Hub Regions:
Broome County Region (Nov 2018) - Action for Older Persons - AOP E-MDT program
Long Island Region (Apr 2019) - The Safe Center LI
North Country Region (Apr 2019) - Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg

Expansion of E-MDTs throughout NYS will be continuing. New RFAs will be available later this year. Please check this space for updates regarding this next phase in the effort to develop teams throughout New York State. There are now 44 teams currently operating or in various stages of development. The goal is to have coordinated E-MDTs in each county by 2020.

National crime victims’ rights week (ncvrw)

Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future. Celebrate the progress achieved; look to a future of crime victim services even more inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed.
Check the OVC website for information and resources. Join with others to raise awareness of all victims’ rights & services in April.

Then continue those 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.

Alzheimer’s Webinar series

Webinar 1 - Alzheimer’s Facts, Figures and Resources: Connecting people to the help they need
Thurs, Apr 25; 2:00-3:30 pm ET

Webinar 2 - Alzheimer’s and Brain Health: What you should know and what you can do
Thurs, May 9; 2:00-3:30 pm ET
Register for one or both
2019 Facts & Figures Report

national elder justice advocates academy webinar recording

In Conversation with Bill Benson: The State of Elder Justice
Webinar Recording

Complaints about the Social Security scam are increasing

Important information update from the CFPB with links to FTC notice and audio example of a scam call.

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

FTC Government Imposter Scams Consumer Information

To file a complaint