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

federal funding opportunities

Link to U.S. DOJ, OJP, Office for Victims of Crime website; link to

Vera House elder abuse prevention events

How Can We Prevent Elder Abuse Before it Happens?: Prevention Concepts, Skill Building, and Goal Setting

Featured Presenter: Alan Berkowitz
Location: Syracuse, NY

Two programs scheduled - limited to 50 people for each event.

Wed, Nov 6, 2019; 9 am - 4 pm
Onondaga County Professionals
Details, Topics & Registration

Thurs, Nov 7, 2019; 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Professionals from around NYS
Details, Topics & Registration

Please check the Events page often for past or recorded activities and additional information.

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

FBI’s N-DEx System

Read about how the FBI’s National Data Exchange (N-DEx) System helps law enforcement identify offenders.

Additional information and resources

N-DEx brochure

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

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

The Elder Abuse Education & Outreach Program is funded by Monroe County Office for the Aging and New York State Office for the Aging