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“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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Self-neglect

American Society on Aging
Elder Self-Neglect is a Growing and Largely Hidden Problem
http://www.asaging.org/blog/elder-self-neglect-growing-and-largely-hidden-problem

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Neglect and Self-Neglect
http://www.preventelderabuse.org/elderabuse/neglect.html

National Adult Protective Services Association
Other Safety Concerns and Self-Neglect
http://www.napsa-now.org/get-informed/other-safety-concerns-2/

National Center on Elder Abuse
Types of Abuse – Self-neglect
http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/FAQ/Type_Abuse/index.aspx#self

Merck Manual
Self-Neglect in Older People
http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/older-people%E2%80%99s-health-issues/social-issues-affecting-older-people/self-neglect-in-older-people

Financial Exploitation

National Adult Protective Servicers Association
Elder Financial Exploitation
http://www.napsa-now.org/policy-advocacy/exploitation/

U.S. Department of Justice
Financial Exploitation
https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/financial/

AARP
Are you the Victim on Financial Abuse?
http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-03-2011/are-you-being-financially-abused-by-a-family-member.html

National Institute of Justice
Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/elder-abuse/pages/financial-exploitation.aspx

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force
Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation
https://www.stopfraud.gov/protect-yourself.html

American Bankers Association
Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse
http://www.aba.com/consumers/pages/protectingtheelderly.aspx

National Council on Aging
8 Tips for how Seniors can Protect themselves from Money Scams
https://www.ncoa.org/economic-security/money-management/scams-security/protection-from-scams/

Forbes
Financial Fraud: The Top 4 Scams Against the Elderly
http://www.forbes.com/sites/sungardas/2014/09/09/what-everyone-should-know-about-financial-fraud-against-the-elderly/#29ede5076437

Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse

National Council for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Sexual Abuse
http://www.preventelderabuse.org/elderabuse/s_abuse.html

Rape Response Services
Elder Abuse
http://www.rrsonline.org/?page_id=938

Allina Health
Psychological Abuse of the Elderly
www.allinahealth.org/mdex/ND7367G.HTM

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Physical Abuse
http://www.preventelderabuse.org/elderabuse/physical.html

Abuse in long-term care settings

National Center on Elder Abuse
Abuse of Residents of Long Term Care Facilities
http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Resources/Publication/docs/LTCF_ResearchBrief_web508.pdf

Nursing Home Abuse Guide
Skilled Nursing Facility Abuse
http://nursinghomeabuseguide.com/skilled-nursing-facility-abuse/

Nursing Home Alert
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
http://www.nursinghomealert.com/signs-of-nursing-home-abuse

National Center on Elder Abuse
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Stop_Abuse/Partners/LTC_Ombudsman/index.aspx

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
LGBT Long-term Care Issues
http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/resource.cfm?r=64

Elder Abuse Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Elder Abuse Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/features/elderabuse/

National Center on Elder Abuse
Prevention Strategies
http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Stop_Abuse/Prevention/Strategies/index.aspx

American Psychological Association
Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions
http://www.apa.org/pi/aging/resources/guides/elder-abuse.aspx

Fidelity Investments
Prevent Financial Elder Abuse
https://www.fidelity.com/viewpoints/personal-finance/elder-abuse

Health in Aging
Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect in Older Adults
http://www.healthinaging.org/resources/resource:preventing-elder-abuse-and-neglect-in-older-adults/

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
What Communities Can Do
http://www.preventelderabuse.org/elderabuse/communities/

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
215-545-5724
https://www.carie.org/programs/long-term-care/

Center in the Park Long-Term Care Ombudsman
-Serves consumers in long-term care located in Northeast and Northwest Philadelphia
215-844-1829
http://centerinthepark.org/ombudsman.html

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging – Older Adult Protective Services
PCA Helpline (report abuse 24 hours/day): 215-765-9040
http://www.pcacares.org/services-for-seniors/protective-services/

SeniorLAW Center
SeniorLAW HelpLine: 1-877-727-7529
http://seniorlawcenter.org/

AARP Fraud Watch Network
Fraud Watch Helpline: 877-908-3360
http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/?cmp=RDRCT-FRDWCHNET_SEPT17_013

Pennsylvania Department of Aging
PA Department of Aging Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-490-8505
http://www.aging.pa.gov/aging-services/protections_rights/Pages/Report-Elder-Abuse.aspx#.V2g9PCxhnIU

Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General Elder Abuse Unit
Elder Abuse Helpline: 1-866-623-2137
https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/Education/Elder_Abuse_Unit/