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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


Elder Justice Coordinating Council

Members include leaders of federal departments, agencies and entities administering programs related to abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.

Council meeting recordings and related documents from 2012 - 2018. Dec 6, 2018 meeting recording will be available soon.



Request for proposals (RFP)
2019 community mini-grants

As part of NYS Office for the Aging’s Elder Abuse Education & Outreach Program (EAEOP), funding is being provided through Monroe County OFA to be administered by Lifespan to support elder abuse prevention efforts across New York State. Submission deadline is Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 5 p.m.

RFP Application Details
Work Plan Template
Budget Template

This RFP is released to encourage submission of projects for innovative local community elder abuse prevention, education, and outreach programs by eligible applicants. Q & A, as well as any announcements, will be posted periodically on this website throughout the application period.

Please direct any questions regarding this RFP in writing to Denise Shukoff.


Lifespan’s S.E.A.M. Program

Spotlight on Lifespan’s Stop Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Program

An alternative to help meet the needs of abused elders through intervention and rehabilitation of elder abuse perpetrators.


nys ocfs bureau of adult services

December 2018 Adult Services Newsletter includes:

  • Recap and photos from the 25th Anniversary NYS Adult Abuse Training Institute and Law Enforcement Pre-Intensive Training Day;

  • Information on extended hours for Adult Services Helpline and additional OCFS Stop Elder Abuse/Stop Adult Abuse posters now available;

  • Orleans County APS and OPWDD collaboration success story;

  • Elder Justice Advocate Program at the Upstate Elder Abuse Center at Lifespan;

  • Gatekeeper Training Program in Albany County