The 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary Edith+Eddie tells the story of Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison, who marry in their mid-90s and become known online as "America’s oldest interracial couple". More than an inspiring love story, theirs also is a cautionary and heart-breaking tale about the state of elder justice and guardianship in the US as Hill's daughters battle over her care and the wishes of the couple to remain together. More →
This American Public Media (APM) radio show features NYC Elder Abuse Center’s (NYCEAC) Director Mark Lachs, Co-Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College and NYCEAC’s Steering Committee member Liz Loewy, ADA, Attorney in Charge, Elder Abuse Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office.
Kai Ryssdal: Here’s kind of an amazing number from a study they did in New York not too long ago: More than 140,000 elderly have had serious money or other real assets taken from them without their permission. And that’s in New York state alone. In all too many cases, it’s not a con man but a family member who’s to blame for a kind of elder abuse that goes seriously under-reported.