Family gatherings are more commonplace in December, and older adults without families can experience more acute social isolation. Since isolation is both a risk factor for and a consequence of elder abuse, we decided to ask you - our social media followers and colleagues - to commit to speaking with an older adult in December. Our hope was that, by sharing this campaign, we could support older adults and contribute towards the prevention of elder abuse during the 2017 holiday season. More →
We look forward to hearing from you.
This is a website for professionals and not designed to accept reports of elder abuse or to respond to victims directly.
If you suspect elder abuse in NYC, call 311.
In other locations within the United States, please call the National Eldercare Locator, a public service of the US Administration on Aging, at 1-800-677-1116 or go to: http://www.eldercare.gov/
In an emergency, call your local police station or 911.
We invite you to visit our Resources page for information on community resources, organizations, and publications related to elder abuse. Visit our Quick Clips page to watch an elder abuse dramatization with expert commentary that explores the complexity of elder abuse.