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Ithaca College Gerontology Institute with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center presents the Financial Elder Abuse workshop on Wednesday, March 19, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road. This workshop is FREE for IC students, faculty and staff, but registration is required. Visit ithaca.edu/agingworkshops to register and for more information.

 

Presenters:

Art Mason, LMSW, Director, Elder Abuse Prevention Program, Lifespan of Greater Rochester

Michael Danaher, Assistant Attorney General, Binghamton Regional Office, New York State Office of the Attorney General

Lisa Kendall, LCSW-R, CSW-G

Marcie Finlay, Attorney, Blumkin & Finlay LLP

Financial exploitation is an often hidden and unreported form of elder abuse that affects a significant number of older adults. The 2010 New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that it is the most prevalent form of abuse, yet only one of every 43 cases is ever reported to authorities. Participants will learn about current scams and what to do when problems occur, understand the personal, familial, and social factors that may make elders more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, and potential ways to increase resilience. Legal responses to financial abuse, in particular guardianship, trusts, powers of attorney, and other vehicles for protecting someone who is being financially exploited, will be addressed.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Teri Reinemann at treinemann@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1607. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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