SeniorLAW Center fights elder abuse, neglect and exploitation as a key priority of our work. Elder abuse is a human rights issue. Each year, the international community renews its commitment to addressing elder abuse, recognizing that it damages public health and threatens millions of our parents, grandparents, and friends. It is a crisis that knows no borders or socio-economic lines. On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, join us as we strengthen our resolve to replace neglect with care and exploitation with respect.
Here’s how we are marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2016:
Aging Safely: Preventing Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
Jun 4, 2016
12:30 pm- 3:30 pm
William Way Community Center
1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia
In collaboration with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, SeniorLAW Center’s Dana Goldberg: Project S.A.F.E. Coordinator, is a panelist for “Aging Safely: Preventing Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation held at William Way Community Center in Philadelphia, PA on June 4, 2016 at 12:30pm. As the population continues to grow, the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults has become a critical issue we can’t afford to ignore. This free workshop will explore ways that elder abuse affects LGBT older adults and will feature experts discussing these issues from medical, social, and legal perspectives. You will learn how to identify abuse, what to do if you encounter it, and the resources to protect yourself and others from becoming victims.
SOS Safeguarding our Seniors: A Forum for Seniors and Their Caregivers
Jun 15, 2016
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
The Philadelphia Free Library
1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA
In conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, The Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force presents: “SOS, Safeguarding our Seniors: A Forum for Seniors and Their Caregivers.” June 15, 2016, 10 a.m. until noon at Philadelphia Free Library, Skyline Room. A panel discussion focusing on keeping seniors’ money and assets safe, making good financial decisions as seniors age and identifying available resources. Chris O’Connell from Fox29 News will be moderating. SeniorLAW Center is proud to sit on the planning committee for this event and we are a member of Philadelphia’s Financial Exploitation Task Force. Dana Goldberg, Project S.A.F.E. Coordinator, will be addressing the legal means for protecting one’s self and the legal resources available for pursuing remedies. Joe Snyder, Director for OAPS from PCA, Kenneth Spaide from Homeland Security, Dr. Jason Karlawish from Penn Memory Center, Linda Johnson from TruMark Financial Credit Union and Carey Morgan, Program Director for Financial Empowerment Centers, Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity will be joining Dana as panelists, as well.
Press Conference with Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne and other leaders
June 15, 2016
Capital Rotunda, Harrisburg
SeniorLAW Center’s Executive Director will join Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Osborne and other leaders to discuss elder abuse, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and our work to prevent and end this statewide and national crisis.
Elder Abuse Awareness Conference: Scams, Shams and Seniors: How Do We Keep Them Safe?
Jun 17, 2016
8:30 am- 4:00 pm
Montgomery County Community College: Central Campus
340 Dekalb Pike, Parkhouse Atrium, Blue Bell, PA 19422
In conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, learn more about the exploitation of seniors and how to prevent it. Workshops include criminal and civil response, curbing health care fraud, residents rights and more. Any professionals who work with seniors should attend this conference. Employees, caregivers and seniors themselves are welcome to attend.
To read more about the work of SeniorLAW Center, check out the following links listed below:
- Project SAFE: Working to end and prevent various forms of elder abuse and financial exploitation of the elderly through direct services, educational workshops, and professional outreach.
- Protecting Older Veterans who once protected us: Serving the wide-ranging needs of vulnerable older Philadelphia veterans 60 and older, their widows/widowers and other senior family members who are victims of crime and elder abuse with a range of focused, collaborative victim services and resources, addressing their continuum of needs, including safety, health, shelter, and economic security.
- Strengthening the Economic Security of Older Victims of Domestic Violence: Providing comprehensive, expanded, holistic legal services to older survivors of domestic violence to ensure their safe housing and financial independence.