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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


June 15 is recognized annually as world elder abuse awareness day (WEAAD) to help shine light on the growing problem of all forms of elder mistreatment

There are many conferences, trainings, webinars and other activities planned on the 15th and throughout the month of June to help raise awareness.

Please check the events page on this website for details and links to WEAAD activities, as well as other upcoming events. Updates will be posted regularly. Don't forget to refresh your screen to see recent additions.

Some NYS event locations: Albany; New York City; Onondaga County; Orange County; Ulster County 


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FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers had you pay them via Western Union, you can file a claim to get money back.

Deadline to file a claim has been extended to May 31, 2018.
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Series of fraud and scam related public awareness news articles

Lifespan helping out scam victims - if you used Western Union, you may qualify