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The BAEC is a not-for-profit professional membership organization with approximately 3,600 members and is the largest bar association outside the metropolitan New York City area.
There is a compelling need to make all seniors aware of how to protect themselves from violence, abuse and exploitation. In Erie County, the Council on Elder Abuse (CEA) has provided education to seniors and senior services agencies since 2000. Safety Awareness for Elders (SAFE) presentations have been given to thousands of seniors living in senior housing or attending community senior centers.
The Elder Justice Initiative provides:
- Information and Research on Elder Abuse
- Resources to Help Older Victims & Their Families
- Federal, State & Local Prosecutor and Law Enforcement Training & Resources
- Presentations, Helpful Information & Training for Victim Specialists
The Erie County Department of Senior Services offers residents much helpful information and referral regarding many programs and services for older adults to help them maintain independence, health and dignity. Call 858-8526 for assistance.
Help.org has produced a free guide that provides comprehensive information on substance abuse statistics among veterans, governmental programs that offers treatment, and steps that veterans can take to get the help that they need.
Whether or not someone who is eligible for Medicare should take Part B depends on how the person receives his or her insurance benefits. Use the Medicare Roadmap tool to get more information about Part B enrollment rules. Before you make a decision about Medicare Part B, you should always contact Social Security by dialing 800-772-1213 or visiting your local Social Security office.
The NY Crime Victims Legal Help is an online resource that connects crime victims, or their friends, relatives or advocates, with legal help on issues related to housing, family, employment, finances and more.
Here you can find free legal services in your community, learn about your legal rights, get information about the courts, and more.
The Allegany County Office for the Aging provides expert information and assistance to older individuals and their caregivers to maintain dignity, respect and independence. Call 866-268-9390 for help.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging provides or assures the provision of needed services to county residents who are age 60 or older.
It is the mission of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging to promote and develop programs designed to keep seniors safe and comfortable in their own homes. Please call 753-4471 for assistance.