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Announcing Aging Safely: A Webinar Series on Technology and Partnership Strategies to Better Combat Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

With support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Pro Bono Net and the Center for Elder Law & Justice have partnered on an initiative to create and expand two online tools to enable innovative partnership and outreach models to identify, respond to, and remedy elder abuse and financial exploitation:…

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Karen Nicolson nominated for Cause Award

Karen Nicolson

The Center for Elder Law & Justice is proud to announce that CEO Karen Nicolson has been selected as a Finalist for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s Centennial Awards. Karen is nominated for the Cause Award, which honors a change maker dedicated to addressing a pressing issue in our region. The winner in each…

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Call for Community Action: Speak up for Nursing Home Residents

Prepared by Lindsay Heckler, Esq. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued proposed rules for the purpose of reducing nursing home provider burden. The proposed rules do nothing to improve the quality of care in nursing homes. The Center for Elder Law & Justice is against the proposed changes and will be…

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Elder Abuse Awareness Month

“What is it that makes one person exploitable and another person not? It’s like a perfect storm, really, when we’re talking about these vulnerable people who have enough capacity that they’re not necessarily going to be on anybody’s radar”. This question was posed in a series called “Brains and Losses” to discuss the various theories…

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Helen Ferraro-Zaffram’s Insight

When I began as a volunteer in 1984, our offices were located on Delaware Avenue, where a hotel now stands. Since those initial days when typing was done on a typewriter with carbon copies, not only has technology advanced but so has our agency. From 10-12 employees, we have now grown to a staff of…

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CELJ Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Public Charge Rules

The Center for Elder Law and Justice (“CELJ”) strongly opposes the proposed changes to the public charge rules for immigration, which would add many potentially disqualifying factors to the list used to evaluate applications for permanent residency.  These proposed changes are not based on sound evidence, are incompatible with our citizenship and naturalization policies, and…

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BEWARE OF HOLIDAY SCAMS

By: Helen Ferraro- Zaffram As we enjoy the holidays this season, it is important that we not fall prey to various scams. Unfortunately, once monies are sent or through phishing the perpetrators have our important information, we may never fully recover from the loss. The Better Business Bureau shares information on twelve known scams. They…

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