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Bullying Among Older Adults: Long Term Care Facilities, Part 2 of 4

By Emilee Evans, Legal Intern As noted in last week’s blog post, bullying is used to make an individual feel powerful by making another individual feel vulnerable and powerless. Being the target of bullying can be intimidating. By seeing this behavior through the perspective of residents of long term care facilities, hopefully cases of bullying will be easier to identify. The end of this post will include resources to use … Continue reading Bullying Among Older Adults: Long Term Care Facilities, Part 2 of 4

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Seniors and Domestic Violence

By Kathryn Larlee, J.D. October can be so beautiful. Leaves in full color, warm sweaters, delicious soups, apples and pumpkin spice in almost everything. For some, however, there is little to celebrate. Some folks are hurting or struggling with abuse. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a purple ribbon designates domestic violence awareness. Seniors face unique challenges when domestic violence happens to them. If an older person experiences abuse … Continue reading Seniors and Domestic Violence

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Bullying Among Older Adults: The Basics, Part 1 of 4

By Emilee Evans, Legan Intern In light of October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, it is important to recognize forms of domestic violence that are largely underrepresented and not frequently brought to the public’s attention. Bullying among older adults is a misrepresented issue that may constitute a form of domestic violence. The questions then arise: What is bullying among older adults? Where may it occur? When do issues begin? Why do these disputes … Continue reading Bullying Among Older Adults: The Basics, Part 1 of 4

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Judge tells city to provide disability pension to ex-officer

Via Lexington Herald Leader By The Associated Press LINCOLN, NEB. – A judge has told Lincoln it must provide the disability pension a former police officer was previously denied. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Judge Lori Maret agreed with Jonna Conlon, her attorney and her physicians that her back injuries made it impossible for Conlon to continue her career as an officer. Read the article … Continue reading Judge tells city to provide disability pension to ex-officer

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Prevention is possible. Sexual violence prevention requires many voices and roles.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Alexis Ringman, Project Administrator April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact, including words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent. Nearly 1 in 5 women and … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Elder Law of Michigan Helps in the Fight Against Elder Abuse

by Teresa Elliott, MiCAFE Student Intern As the new student intern at ELM, I had the opportunity to attend an elder abuse prevention training event in Jackson, MI. ELM’s Vice President, Ron Tatro, conducted the training that was targeted toward professionals who have regular contact with older adults. The objective of the training was to increase awareness of elder abuse and to expand knowledge of … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan Helps in the Fight Against Elder Abuse

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PREVNT: Elder Justice Task Force

by Ron Tatro, Vice President This post is part four of a series of blog posts covering Elder Law of Michigan’s efforts and partnerships to prevent elder abuse across Michigan. In May, we shared with you the third of four segments within our elder abuse project called the PREVNT Initiative (Prevent Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Neglect, Exploitation Today). This month we are excited to … Continue reading PREVNT: Elder Justice Task Force