2015 Elder Abuse Has No Borders: An International Conference

The Coordinated Community Response Coalition (CCRC) of Oakland and Wayne Counties is hosting the  on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3 PM. Event Sponsors include: Area Agency on Aging 1-B Detroit Area Agency on Aging Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation Madonna University—Aging studies and Criminal Justice Michigan Association of Senior Centers Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority Oakland County S.A.V.E. Presbyterian Villages of … Continue reading 2015 Elder Abuse Has No Borders: An International Conference

Making it Easy to Spot and Report Suspected Exploitation

by Kimberly E. O’Leary, Professor Law & Director, Sixty Plus, Inc. Elderlaw Clinic, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School Many elder law attorneys encourage their clients to sign Durable Powers of Attorney, and my office does too.  Having a DPOA can reduce the chances of an older adult having a guardianship imposed and thus, increase independence longer into life. Your chosen agent can help … Continue reading Making it Easy to Spot and Report Suspected Exploitation

PREVNT: Connecting Seniors to Resources and Services

by Skye Felsing, Project Administrator, PREVNT Initiative This post is part two of a series of blog posts covering Elder Law of Michigan’s efforts and partnerships to prevent elder abuse across Michigan. In February, we shared with you one of the four segments within our new elder abuse project called the PREVNT Initiative.  This month we are excited to share the second segment we are working … Continue reading PREVNT: Connecting Seniors to Resources and Services

Protect Yourself from Telephone and Mobile Service Scams

by Miles Morley, Legal Assistant This post is a continuation of series on fraud and protecting yourself from scams. Part one can be found here and part two can be found here.  Telephone and mobile service fraud was the second most common category for Michigan residents in the Consumer Sentinel Network’s 2014 data book. CSN defined telephone and mobile service fraud as “[c]omplaints about advertising … Continue reading Protect Yourself from Telephone and Mobile Service Scams

Consumer Sentinel Network Releases Fraud Report

by Miles Morley, Legal Assistant The Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) has recently published the 2014 version of their annual data book for fraud and identity theft. CSN is a secure online database of millions of consumer complaints that are available only to law enforcement. CSN includes reports received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and … Continue reading Consumer Sentinel Network Releases Fraud Report

Elder Abuse Prevention Efforts at ELM

by Skye Felsing, Project Administrator, PREVNT Initiative This post is part one of a series of blog posts covering Elder Law of Michigan’s efforts and partnerships to prevent elder abuse across Michigan. Here at Elder Law of Michigan we are constantly searching for ways to involve ourselves in the betterment of Michigan’s senior community. Over the years this practice has helped spur the growth of our organization, … Continue reading Elder Abuse Prevention Efforts at ELM

OSA requests Proposals for Elder Abuse Prevention Grant

The Michigan Office of Services for the Aging has invited organizations to submit proposals to apply for funding under the Elder Abuse Prevention initiative: Background Elder abuse is one of the fastest growing crimes in Michigan impacting an estimated 90,000 older adults each year at significant financial and human cost to our citizens and our service systems including Medicaid and Adult Protective Services (APS). Despite recent elder … Continue reading OSA requests Proposals for Elder Abuse Prevention Grant

Helping Seniors Age with Dignity

by Ron Tatro, Vice President, Administration and Center for Elder Rights Advocacy My mother-in-law has been on my mind. My mom recently passed away at the age of 98.  It was interesting following changes in her life in recent years and seeing how that journey had impacted her life as she aged.  Giving up driving, moving into a retirement village, selling her home, and being put … Continue reading Helping Seniors Age with Dignity

Help protect against Elder Abuse this Holiday Season

The National Center on Elder Abuse has begun their Home for the Holiday’s Elder Abuse Prevention campaign. As part of this campaign, the NCEA has released an informational brochure highlighting how to identify elder abuse and what steps can be taken to prevent and or stop elder abuse. Elder abuse affects 1 in 10 American seniors and with your help, we all can help put an … Continue reading Help protect against Elder Abuse this Holiday Season

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, Take Action!

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was first launched in 2006 to bring attention to the growing issue of elder abuse. WEAAD provides us an opportunity to share knowledge and resources about elder abuse, and engage in conversations on how to stop and prevent elder abuse from occurring. Every year, an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only … Continue reading World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, Take Action!