“Aging Safely: Preventing Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation” was presented on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at the William Way Community Center as part of the LGBTEI’s Conversations series of educational forums. The presenters at the program were: Joe Snyder, Director of Older Adult Protective Service at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA); Dana Goldberg, Project S.A.F.E (Stop Abuse and Financial Exploitation) Coordinator at the SeniorLAW Center; Diane Menio, Executive Director of C.A.R.I.E. (Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly); and Dr. John Liantonio, Geriatrician and Palliative Care Physician at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Program attendees learned about the various types of elder abuse and neglect, the warning signs of abuse, and the resources available in the community to prevent and combat cases of abuse and neglect.

The program was sponsored by the William Way Community Center with additional support from the Philadelphia Gay News.

Watch the full program in our video library

In the media

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American Society on Aging
Elder Self-Neglect is a Growing and Largely Hidden Problem

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Neglect and Self-Neglect

National Adult Protective Services Association
Other Safety Concerns and Self-Neglect

National Center on Elder Abuse
Types of Abuse – Self-neglect

Merck Manual
Self-Neglect in Older People

Financial Exploitation

National Adult Protective Servicers Association
Elder Financial Exploitation

U.S. Department of Justice
Financial Exploitation

Are you the Victim on Financial Abuse?

National Institute of Justice
Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force
Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation

American Bankers Association
Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse

National Council on Aging
8 Tips for how Seniors can Protect themselves from Money Scams

Financial Fraud: The Top 4 Scams Against the Elderly

Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse

National Council for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Sexual Abuse

Rape Response Services
Elder Abuse

Allina Health
Psychological Abuse of the Elderly

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Physical Abuse

Abuse in long-term care settings

National Center on Elder Abuse
Abuse of Residents of Long Term Care Facilities

Nursing Home Abuse Guide
Skilled Nursing Facility Abuse

Nursing Home Alert
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

National Center on Elder Abuse
Long-Term Care Ombudsman

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
LGBT Long-term Care Issues

Elder Abuse Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Elder Abuse Prevention

National Center on Elder Abuse
Prevention Strategies

American Psychological Association
Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions

Fidelity Investments
Prevent Financial Elder Abuse

Health in Aging
Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect in Older Adults

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
What Communities Can Do

Community Resources

CARIE Long-Term Care Ombudsman
-Serves consumers in long-term care located in Center City, South Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia, North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia

Center in the Park Long-Term Care Ombudsman
-Serves consumers in long-term care located in Northeast and Northwest Philadelphia

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging – Older Adult Protective Services
PCA Helpline (report abuse 24 hours/day): 215-765-9040

SeniorLAW Center
SeniorLAW HelpLine: 1-877-727-7529

AARP Fraud Watch Network
Fraud Watch Helpline: 877-908-3360

Pennsylvania Department of Aging
PA Department of Aging Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-490-8505

Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General Elder Abuse Unit
Elder Abuse Helpline: 1-866-623-2137

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