World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Protecting Our Elders

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Protecting Our Elders

Every June 15th, we recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This day shines a light on the mistreatment of older adults, a sadly widespread issue. WEAAD is a call to action for all of us – individuals, organizations, and communities – to work together to...
Reduce Isolation to Reduce Risk of Exploitation

Reduce Isolation to Reduce Risk of Exploitation

Isolation is one of the contributing factors that contributes to the exploitation of elders.  Isolation breeds loneliness.  The pandemic is contributing to the isolation of our elders and thus loneliness. When elders are lonely, phone and internet scammers may find it...
5 Coronavirus Scams to Avoid

5 Coronavirus Scams to Avoid

During times of crisis, scammers and con artists use fear to trick you out of your money or sensitive personal information; and Coronavirus is no exception. People age 60 are at increased risk for COVID-19 and seniors also at increased risk of being targeted by these...

Abuse of Elders With Dementia More Likely

Abuse of elders does is not something most people think about unless it’s a huge news story.  It’s hard to imagine how anyone could willfully harm an elder, but the problem is so widespread that it’s a near-epidemic.  Who is most at risk?  Elders with dementia. More...
What is the Elder Abuse Prevention & Prosecution Act

What is the Elder Abuse Prevention & Prosecution Act

On October 18, 2017, Congress passed the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (EAPPA).  The goal of the EAPPA is to address financial abuse and exploitation of elders on a national scale.  It is estimated that financial exploitation costs seniors in the U.S....