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.

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.

5th Global Summit
15th Anniversary of WEAAD

Tues, June 11, 2019
SEC Building, Washington, DC
Program Recording

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
Hazel Heckers
Leita King
(Lifespan - NYS)
Mila Mignosa

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

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

national elder justice advocates academy webinar recording

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

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 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.

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 is available.

Watch full video of June 5, 2018 morning & afternoon sessions

Morning:  Elder Justice Coordinating Council Spring Meeting
Meeting details
Afternoon:  International & National Initiatives Updates

Celebrating 2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Webinar
New recording of June 7, 2018 webinar

Lively, international conversation with Bonnie Brandl (United States), Jane Mears (Australia), Bridget Penhale (England), Laura Tamblyn Watts (Canada)

Presented by: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP)
For webinar recording, PowerPoint & other related information

NCALL & National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit Webinar
Protection Orders and Older Victims: A Survivor-Centered Approach
Thurs, June 28, 2018

Learn how you can better support an older survivor before, during, and after the court process.
Webinar overview, presenters, and registration
Battered Women's Justice Project Website

2019 WEAAD activities around New York State

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

Dutchess County - 11th Annual Hudson Valley WEAAD Conference: Giving Elder Abuse Victims a Voice

Fri, June 14, 2019
9 am - 3 pm
Dutchess Community College

Keynote: Art Mason, Director, Upstate Elder Abuse Center at Lifespan

Many guest speakers & presentation discussions throughout the day
Program details & registration

New York City - 14th Annual NYC Elder Abuse Conference: Making a Measurable Difference
June 5, 9 am - 5 pm
The New School, New York City

Keynote: David Burnes, Ph.D., University of Toronto
14 additional workshop options
Program details & registration

Oneida County - Oneida County Office for the Aging: Educational Workshops for Professionals & Community Members

June 19
Session 1 - 9 am (professionals)
Societal Factors behind Elder Mistreatment, Crimes & Myths
Session 2 - 12:30 pm (community)
Why Elder Mistreatment is an Emerging Social Issue
The Clinton Arena, Clinton, NY

Keynote: Art Mason, Director, Upstate Elder Abuse Center at Lifespan
Program details & registration

Onondaga County - 22nd Annual Syracuse Area Elder Abuse Conference - Beyond First Response: Uncovering Elder Abuse

June 13, 8 am - 4 pm
DoubleTree Hotel, East Syracuse, NY

Keynote: Dr. Tony Rosen and Alyssa Elman, LMSW, NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Transforming The Emergency Response for Elder Abuse Victims

12 additional workshop options
Program details & registration

Rockland County - Rockland County Office for the Aging WEAAD Community Forum

June 14, 10 am - 12 pm
Palisades Center Mall, 4th floor, Adler Room

Keynote: Paul Caccamise, VP for Program, Lifespan

Previous Year - 2018 WEAAD Activities Around New York State

APS WEAAD activities around NYS
Read Aug 2018 OCFS Adult Services Newsletter

Broome County - Family Violence Prevention Council

June 8 - Live segment on WBNG-TV local noon news.
June 10 - 5:30 am, Ch 2; 12:30 pm, Ch 4, 7:00 am, WNBF 1290 Radio - sponsored by Broome County Council of Churches.
June 15 - New public service announcement released on WBNG.
June 20 - 8:30 am-12:00, Senior Safety Event & Office for Aging Senior Picnic at SUNY Broome; free document shredding; Sheriff will collect old meds.

Erie County - Council on Elder Abuse

June 15 - Caring Cards Project, Reaching out to older adults facing isolation.

Plans to distribute 3,000+ cards & letters to Meals on Wheels recipients, elder abuse survivors, and others who could use a note to brighten their day.

Contact Katie Earl for more info or to help by contributing notes, cards, pictures for distribution.

Greene County - Village of Tannersville

June 14, 6:00 pm - Tannersville Safe at Home Project Kickoff

Launch of innovative community program and task force - public is invited
Flyer with details

Monroe County - Upstate Elder Abuse Center at Lifespan

June 9 - Guest essayist column in Democrat & Chronicle

June 15
County Executive Proclamation presented at Lifespan E-MDT meeting.

160+ Lifespan staff encouraged to wear purple in recognition of WEAAD.

Purple lights will shine on buildings around Rochester.

Community leaders will receive purple cookies to help promote awareness.

Press release to highlight activities and increase public awareness.

Nassau County
Fri, June 15, 11:30 am
Front Steps, Nassau County Executive Building

County Executive Laura Curran, Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, DSS Commissioner John Imhof, DSS, APS Director Sarah Smith, District Attorney Madeline Singas, and ADA Arlene Markarian, Elder Abuse Unit Chief, will recognize WEAAD, raise public awareness, and provide information about how to help protect older adults in Nassau County.

Please also check the Archive page for additional information. Thank you.