“We wanted to emphasize that elder abuse happens every day, everywhere in the City, and that it ‘hits close to home,’ as the ads say,” explains Resnick. “We wanted people to understand that you don’t have to be in a nursing home, or be poor or have dementia to be an elder abuse victim. Because elder abuse is so often perpetrated by family members, anyone is vulnerable. And we wanted to get the message across that it could be happening to a neighbor, a friend, to their own older relative.” 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.
Late Life Domestic Violence: What the Aging Network Needs to Know – Issue Brief prepared by the National Association of State Units on Aging and the National Center on Elder Abuse, 2006
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