On Wednesday, March 2nd,  U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI) held a hearing on elder abuse, exploring the nationwide trends of physical, mental and financial abuse of seniors with top experts and advocates.

Dr. Mark Lachs, Co-Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Director, NYC Elder Abuse Center, was one of the few national experts asked to testify in-person. Click here to view and/or read Dr. Mark Lachs’ testimony and the testimony delivered from the other highly esteemed experts – as well as riveting testimony from abuse victim Mickey Rooney. Click here for a Huffington Post article by Dr. Mark Lachs on the hearings.

TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY: Anyone may submit testimony for the record by emailing it to: Matt_Burr@aging.senate.gov. The testimony may be submitted up to two weeks past the date of the hearing.