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
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 email@example.com
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)
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
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.
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
Columbia/Greene Task Force on Prevention & Education of Elder Abuse: Series of informational fairs and presentations at local libraries
June 18 & 27; July 9, 17 & 23, 2019
See flyer for program details, locations & times
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.
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