Latest news from the Council on Elder AbuseMarch 07, 2017Read Story March Meeting Minutes
We had a very informational meeting due to our speakers Tina Pilkey, the Director of Domestic Violence Survivor Services and the BE SAFE Program through the Erie County District Attorney's Office and Dan Webster, the Attorney at the Center for Elder Law and Justice in the Foreclosure Prevention Program.
February 08, 2017Read Story February Meeting Minutes
We were very fortunate to have the Erie County District Attorney John Flynn speak to our Council this month. We also had Lt. Brian Gould from the Cheektowaga Police Department and Bruce Fulcher from Catholic Charities Project HOPE speak about their projects.
February 06, 2017Read Story Crisis Services is having a Hospital Advocate Training
Crisis Services is having a Hospital Advocate Training in March.
February 03, 2017Read Story Hispanics United of Buffalo is to offer a DV Support Group
A support group will be offered to Domestic Violence Survivors at Hispanics United of Buffalo.
February 01, 2017Read Story Financial Exploitation Consultation Opportunity
Financial Exploitation Consultation is a new statewide resource for professionals which provides information and consultation on cases of financial exploitation and access to a Forensic Accountant.
January 05, 2017Read Story January Meeting Minutes
We had a very informational meeting this month where we learned about the updates at the Family Justice Center from Tiffany Szymanek, their Development Director.
December 09, 2016Read Story December Meeting Minutes
We had a lovely holiday meeting with good food and an excellent presentation by Greg White, the Director of the Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Program for Men.
September 28, 2016Read Story Age Friendly Erie County
Erie County Senior Services is conducting a community needs assessment to identify issues influencing the health and quality of life of odler adults and residents of all ages.
September 15, 2016Read Story September Meeting Minutes
With dementia and capacity issues coming up so frequently we had representatives, Rachel Rotach, Ann Doetterel and Sarah Harlock from the Alzheimers Association speak about new initiatives they are working on.
Molly Ranahan, ECDSS Research Analyst will spoke about the AARP Age Friendly Initiative.
APS workers Carmela and Donna spoke about the Family Home Program.
August 10, 2016Read Story Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for volunteers
The local Long Term Care Ombudsman program will be conducting its next certification training for volunteers, starting the second half of October. We have some ambitious goals for improving conditions in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, but we need more volunteers and especially individuals who could be effective advocates.
If you know of anyone who is willing to make this commitment, have them contact Lisa Newman, the Region 15 program director, email@example.com or 817-9009.
The certification classes will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 3pm-7pm.
October 18th and 19th
October 25th and 26th
November 1st and 2nd
August 04, 2016Read Story Service Providers wanted for a focus group
The Center for Human Services Research at SUNY Albany, Empire Justice Center, NYS Office of Victims Services, and Pro Bono Net are hosting focus groups – one with crime victims & one with service providers – to better understand the current needs of crime victims in our State. The information from the focus groups will help inform how an on-line resource could assist crime victims get the civil legal services they need.
August 03, 2016Read Story August Meeting Minutes
We had a packed agenda for our August meeting thanks to speakers Adina Garfinkel and Nadia Pizarro.
If you Suspect Abuse, TAKE ACTION!
More than 1,500 cases of elder abuse are reported each year in Erie County. Many more cases are never reported.
If you suspect abuse and would like legal assistance, please contact:
Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled, or Disadvantaged of WNY: 716-853-3087
For immediate assistance 24 hours a day, call Crisis Services Hotline at: 716-834-3131
If you suspect someone is being abused, call Erie County Protective Services for Adults: 716-858-6877
For general information on programs or referrals call: 716-858-8526
In an emergency, call 911