A NYC Housing Court judge recently found in favor of an older adult who was being abused by, and lived in fear of his immediate family members (Housing Court Huggins v. Randolph). Kings County Judge, Susan F. Avery, JHC based a significant portion of her findings on the rights of older adults to live with respect and dignity, and pointed to the hidden nature of elder abuse, emphasizing that the protection of older adults from abuse and exploitation is a matter of significant public concern. More →
Through its partners and programs, NYCEAC seeks to prevent abuse, and assists people 60 and over who are abused or at risk of abuse – as well as their family members, friends, caregivers, and witnesses – by helping to improve how professionals, organizations and systems respond to their needs. NYCEAC, through its extensive collaborative network:
- Provides immediate case reviews and coordination, case conferences, assessments, interventions, and referrals to assist the abused elderly throughout NYC.
- Responds to community needs and publicly promotes an ageist-free approach to programs.
- Collaborates with government and non-profit organizations to assist with the development of effective policies impacting on elder abuse victims and their families.
- Serves as a resource for national and international organizations by offering case consultations, educational opportunities, advocacy, research and speakers.
- Employs technology through various methods including a website, virtual conferences, automated tracking and research tools, accommodations for hearing and vision impaired and access to interpreters for multiple languages.
- Receives guidance and expertise from its Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from key government and non-profit organizations.
The NYC Elder Abuse Center, a leader in redefining the approach to and understanding about elder abuse, will be recognized as an association in which professionals from various government and non-profit organizations will work in partnership to guarantee that elders live with dignity and well being, free from abuse and neglect.