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May 10, 2017Read Story Call for Award Nominations

The Council on Elder Abuse is accepting nominations for the annual Exceptional Service Award.
This award is given to an individual, group, or agency who has made significant contributions in the area of elder abuse and outstanding effort to promote the safety of seniors in Erie County. 


May 08, 2017Read Story Caring Cards Challenge

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Committee is holding a Caring Cards Challenge where they are asking the community to write friendly notes or letters to older individuals who are not able to leave their homes. 


May 05, 2017Read Story May Meeting Minutes

We had a marvelous May meeting and learned a lot from our two speakers  Moira Mycio from Erie County Senior Services/NY Connects and Dan Hanssel from Belmont. 


April 06, 2017Read Story April Meeting Minutes

We had a very informative April meeting thanks to our speakirs Karl Shallowhorn and Sarah Stimm! We learned about the Mental Health First Aid Training and Compeer's Volunteer Program. 


April 06, 2017Read Story Compeer Needs Volunteers!

Compeer needs volunteers for their program for older adults! There are about 50 older adults waiting to be matched with a friend! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Sarah Stimm at 883-3331. 


April 03, 2017Read Story Sexual Assault & Elder Abuse Survivor Therapy

Crisis Services is offering trauma-sensitive therapy through their Advocate Program for survivors and secondary survivors of sexual assault and/or elder abuse. 

 

For more information, call the Crisis Services Hotline at 843-3131


April 03, 2017Read Story "How a Phony Online Boyfriend Scammed a 75-Year-Old Widow Out of $1 Million"

"In between prepping the turkey and picking up last-minute necessities for the annual family feast—the first without her husband of 47 years—a widow in Kingston, N.Y., picked up the phone. On the other end was a fraud analyst for TD Bank."

 


March 29, 2017Read Story Ombudsman Certification Training

The local Ombudsman program is looking for some committed volunteers who are willing to advocate for residents in nursing homes and adult care homes.

Please let your friends and neighbors who may be interested know about the upcoming NYS Region 15 Long Term Care Ombudsman Certification Training that will be held on the following dates and at 2 locations! If interested, please ask them to call Lisa Newman at 817-9222 for an interview asap 

The CERTIFICATION TRAINING will be held on six evenings from 4 to 8pm:

•         Tuesday, May 9th, Wednesday, May 10th, Thursday, May 11th
•         Two weeks of mentoring in-between
•         Tuesday, May 30th, Wednesday, May 31st , Thursday, June 1st

For the first time ever, we will be holding simultaneous presentations at both a northtown and a southdown location.
The Museum of Disability (People, Inc. facility)
3826 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14226

            and

Park Place Day Hab (People, Inc. facility)
17 Park Place
Silver Creek, New York 14043

 


March 27, 2017Read Story Gaining Momentum: A FrameWorks Communications Toolkit

The FrameWorks Institute has put together a toolkit which provides information on how to have effective and respectful conversations which positively reframe aging and create meaningful social change.


March 14, 2017Read Story FTC Scam Alerts

The Federal Trade Commission has compiled a list of Scam Alerts on their website. Be sure to educate yourself!


March 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 22, 2017Read Story Elder Justice Initiative

The United States Department of Justice is dedicated to protecting our older Americans and has launched an incredible website to highlight their Elder Justice Initiative. 


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