Older adults have important stories to tell greatly benefiting young and old, yet ageist stereotypes are perpetuated by Hollywood’s youth-oriented film industry. These stereotypes hinder our understanding of aging, older adults, and their vast experiences.. More →
This American Public Media (APM) radio show features NYC Elder Abuse Center’s (NYCEAC) Director Mark Lachs, Co-Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College and NYCEAC’s Steering Committee member Liz Loewy, ADA, Attorney in Charge, Elder Abuse Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office.
Kai Ryssdal: Here’s kind of an amazing number from a study they did in New York not too long ago: More than 140,000 elderly have had serious money or other real assets taken from them without their permission. And that’s in New York state alone. In all too many cases, it’s not a con man but a family member who’s to blame for a kind of elder abuse that goes seriously under-reported.