In New York, Identity Theft Is Elder Abuse

Erin Riker, Esq. – Technology-Based Legal Services Attorney New York has recently enacted legislation that legally classifies identity theft against an older adult as elder abuse. Although identity theft has always been illegal, this legislation gives the Office for the Aging and non-governmental agencies additional authority to provide services for seniors who are victims of…

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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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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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Online Legal Risk Assessment Tools Available

During this global pandemic more Western New Yorkers are struggling with issues related to safe and affordable housing, debt, health care and financial exploitation. The Center for Elder Law & Justice has two online screening tools available to connect older adults who may be facing these types of challenges with our office. The New York…

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Identifying and Addressing Senior Domestic Violence during Domestic Awareness Month

submitted by Katelyn Gindele, Esq. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This October is particularly notable because COVID-19 has left many domestic violence victims in the worst setting possible: isolated with their abusers.[1] COVID-19 has caused further safety issues to victims because many safe settings, like shelters and hotels, have reduced capacity or shut down.[2]…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On June 15th, in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we held a “virtual” press conference, with videos from elected officials and leaders across the state. All video comments can be viewed on our YouTube Channel.  During the month of June,  communities around the world have the opportunity to promote a better understanding of…

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