JASA Elder Abuse Training Institute

Workshop 5
Health/Mental Health Perspectives on Elder Abuse: Assessing Decision-Making Abilities

Tues, May 7, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: UJA-Federation of New York, New York City - 3 CEU credits available
Fay Kahan, Veronica LoFaso, Nancy Needell
Registration information

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

46th Annual Conference of the State Society on Aging of New York
Building a Culture of Health and Well-Being for All Ages

October 24 - 26, 2018
The Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866
Conference information, presenter abstract application & student submission form (deadline July 15), and achievements of the 2018 award recipients

2018 SSA Award Recipients:
Greg Olsen (Advocate for Older Adults Award)
Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey (President's Award)
Mary Ann Erickson (Walter M. Beatie Award)

Listing of 2019 WEAAD activities will be added over the next few months

Listing of 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.