Latest news from the Council on Elder Abuse

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:

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