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 →
New York City
Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention (temporary shelter)
New York State
Administration on Aging (AoA) - (202) 619-0724
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) - (888) 687-2277
American Bar Association- Commission on Law & Aging - (202) 662-8690
Eldercare Locator - (800) 677-1116
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) - (302) 831-3525
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) - (608) 255-0539
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) - (212) 741-2247
Domestic Violence in Later Life: A Guide to the Aging Network for Domestic Violence and Victim Service Programs - Issue Brief prepared by the National Association of State Units on Aging and the National Center on Elder Abuse, 2006
Exploring the Sexual Rights of Older Adults: Towards Healthy Sexuality and Freedom from Victimization in Later Life - Monograph prepared from a NYC colloquium in May 2011 exploring issues concerning healthy sexuality in later life and issues of consent and sexual victimization of older adults.
NCALL National Abuse in Later Life Resource Directory: 2011 - The NCALL National Abuse in Later Life Resource Directory (2011), funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), lists specialized services for older victims of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the United States.
New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study: Report 2010 - This report includes findings from the first (and only) state-wide elder abuse prevalence study in the country conducted through a partnership with Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and New York City Department for the Aging.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) – Topic: Elder Abuse/Mistreatment - Publications, resource links, and online forum discussions