This year for WEAAD, the New York City Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC) will be sharing resources for elder justice professionals daily for 16 days, in a campaign called 16 for 2016 – which you can find on Twitter at #16for2016 or on our Facebook page starting on May 31, 2016. More →
The NYC Elder Abuse Center defines elder abuse as a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate actions, which causes harm, risk of harm, or distress to an individual 60 years or older and occurs:
a) within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust; or
b) when the targeted act is directed towards an elder person by virtue of age or disabilities.
Elder abuse can be intentional or unintentional, can take various forms, and includes but is not limited to physical, psychological, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and financial exploitation.