FCA to Host Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention Conference

Join FCA's Safe Observant Seniors (SOS) program on September 16, 2020 for a virtual Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention Conference via Zoom.

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Welcoming all seniors, community members and professionals as we strive to break the silence and raise awareness for elder abuse.

The event will be focused on educating participants on how to recognize various forms of elder abuse, identify contributing factors of elder abuse, connect with helpful community resources, and empower older adults to protect themselves.

Panelist discussions to include:

  • “EMDT- How Nassau County is Working to Combat Elder Abuse” Sarah Samson, MPH, CHES, Public Health Coord./Elder Abuse E-MDT Coordinator
  • “Elder Abuse Overview &the Law”- Arlene Markarian, Esq. and Chief, Elder Abuse Unit, Special Victims Bureau, Nassau County D.A. Office
  • “Services Available to Victims of Elder Abuse”- Anne Kilarjian, Elder Abuse Counselor, FCA Safe Observant Senior Program
  • “Advance Directives & Guardianship”- Adam Kahn, Esq.
  • “Financial Exploitation & Scams – Protect Yourself”- Manda Kristal, FCA Financial Exploitation & Abuse Program Coord., NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

  • “Adult Protective Services:Our Role & Responsibilities”- Sarah Smith, Administrator Nassau County Adult Protective Services, Emergency Night Services Coordinator

  • “When to Call the Police & What will Happen When You Make that Call”- Sgt. Sabrina Gregg, NCPD Domestic Liaison Officer

A Q&A session will be held at the end to open up the floor to participants.

We hope you can make it!


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Safe Observant Seniors (SOS) is made possible with funding from the NY Division of Criminal Justice, Huguette Clark Foundation,Federal VOCA Victim & Witness Assistance Program, New York State Office of Victims Services & Lifespan of Greater Rochester Inc.