Latest news from the Council on Elder Abuse

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


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. 

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. 

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:

Center for Elder Law & Justice:


For immediate assistance 24 hours a day, please contact:

Crisis Services Hotline at:


If you suspect someone is being abused, please contact:

Erie County Protective Services for Adults: 


For general information on programs or referrals, please contact:

Erie County Department of Senior Services / NY Connects: 


            In an emergency, call 911

For Elder Shelter screening tool, please visit the Elder Shelter Page located under the "Elder Shelter" tab at the top of your screen