Latest news from the Council on Elder Abuse

June 09, 2014Read Story Providers of elder abuse shelters to meet in Ohio

May 19, 2014Read Story Woman admits stealing from ailing father

From the Buffalo News, Monday May 19th 2014:

A Buffalo woman has admitted stealing more than $71,000 from her ailing 84-year old father over a more than two-year period while he was in an assisted living facility


April 01, 2014Read Story Youngtstown man sentenced to prison for attack on West Seneca 74 year old

Thwarted attack nets thief 13 years; 74 year old woman fought attacker

October 03, 2013Read Story Government Emphasizes Prevention of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Interagency Announcement:                                 

March 04, 2013Read Story Agencies Working to End Elder Abuse

Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western NewYork (LSED) fully supports the call for legislative protection against elder abuse. And while legislation is necessary, informing Western NewYorkers about the ongoing efforts right in their back yard to combat existing elder abuse is also important.

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