Chautauqua County WEAAD Activities Planned

 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was yesterday, June 15th, 2021, and during the entire month of June, communities around the world work together to promote an understanding of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. The Center for Elder Law & Justice is proud to partner with the Chautauqua County Council…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is June 15th, 2021, and during the entire month of June, communities around the world work together to promote an understanding of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. The Western New York WEAAD campaign is a collaboration of New York State, the Erie County District…

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Gender Recognition Act

Yesterday, the New York Senate passed the Gender Recognition Act, in a step to expedite and simplify the legal name and gender marker change processes, and benefiting the Transgender and Nonbinary individuals in particular.  This bill has yet to be voted on by the New York Assembly. The Center for Elder Law & Justice is…

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Emergency Regulations for Personal Caregiving and Compassionate Caregiving Visitors in Nursing Homes and Adult Care Facilities

submitted by Bria Lewis, Esq, Staff Attorney On June 1, 2021, the NYS Department of Health (DOH) issued emergency regulations for personal caregiving and compassionate caregiving visitors in nursing homes and adult care facilities, as established by 2801-h of the Public Health Law (PHL) and section 461-u of the Social Services Law (SSL). These regulations…

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National Senior Fraud Awareness Day

submitted by Kristen Orr, Tech Paralegal May is Older Americans Month, and National Senior Fraud Awareness Day is May 15th. Though older adults on average lose more money to fraud than other age groups, they are still the least likely age group to report that loss. Be on the lookout for these scams affecting seniors.…

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 Covid-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 Extended Through August 31, 2021

Senior person's hands holding paper cutout of a home with an old key on top

submitted by Kevin Quinn, Esq. On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law an extension of the Covid-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020.   The legislation (S.6362-A/A.7175-A) extends protections prohibiting residential and commercial evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic until August 31, 2021.…

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Nursing Home Staffing Bill Needs More to Protect Seniors

Legislation introduced by New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblymember Aileen Gunther to establish nursing home staffing ratios doesn’t go far enough to protect New York’s seniors. The bill (S6346-Rivera/A7119-Gunther) is a step in the right direction, but community advocates for older adults share several major concerns with the legislation, and believe it would…

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