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White House Symposium on Elder Abuse on June 14th

Friday June 8th 2012
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This year in the U.S. the White House Office of Public Engagement, in collaboration with federal partners, is hosting a day-long symposium on elder abuse in recognition of WEAAD. The symposium takes place at the White House on Thursday, June 14, 2012 and will be webcast live on the White House website. This event...
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Take a Stand against Elder Abuse on June 15th – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

Friday June 8th 2012
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June 15th marks the seventh annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). WEAAD promotes activities to increase public awareness of the mistreatment of older adults throughout the world and highlight the need for appropriate action. It is intended to give abuse and neglect of older adults a global relevance that will sustain and move...
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Bucks County Woman arrested for taking $300,000 from neighbor

Friday June 8th 2012
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Investigators say that the alleged perpetrator used her friendship with the woman to acquire power of attorney as the victim was placed in a nursing home in 2007. Under the power of attorney, the accused was designated to control the victim’s money and disburse it to the nursing home and related care as needed. ...
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Building a Successful Task Force for Victimized Older Adults

Thursday May 10th 2012
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Successful task forces are built on the premise that to effectively protect older adults, the aging services network and law enforcement must work cooperatively in identifying and responding to elder victimization.  Victims need to not only receive protective services to cope with the harm that has been done to them, but they also need...
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Northampton County: Hanover Township women, Upper Milford man accused of stealing $260,000 from elderly woman

Wednesday August 24th 2011
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A Hanover Township woman, her former fiance and her daughter are accused of conspiring to steal $260,000 from an 88-year-old Emmaus woman and failing to care for her medical needs. Penelope Veronikis, 49, and Barbara Paxos, 26, both of the 1200 block of Granite Drive in Hanover Township, Northampton County, and Hristos G. Dimou,...
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Lancaster County – Elder abuse: a growing problem here

Wednesday August 24th 2011
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The 64-year-old Lancaster amputee depended on his personal care aide to help him bathe, dress and fix nutritious meals. But instead, police allege, the aide abused her patient’s vulnerability and trust, neglecting him so badly that he developed skin ulcers deep enough to reach his muscle and bone. When the man finally checked into...
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Caretaker Charged for Death of Man with Down Syndrome

Wednesday January 19th 2011
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Cbs21.com is reporting that a Franklin County man was allegedly killed by his caretaker. On Tuesday, charges were filed against Smith’s caretaker, 39-year-old Joseph Michael Easton, of Chambersburg. Easton has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. During a scuffle reportedly initiated by Smith, Easton allegedly restrained Smith by placing him face down on the floor...
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Social Work Today Article by Dr. Costen

Wednesday February 10th 2010
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Social Work Today Article by Dr. Costen

Social Work Today has posted an E New Exclusive article by Dr. Costen, Institute Director. The article examines aging and the risk of older adults to victimization, specifically financial exploitation. Here’s an excerpt from the article… “While most social workers have knowledge of physical victimization of older adults, many are not aware of the...
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Institute Director Quoted in Chicago Tribune

Wednesday February 3rd 2010
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Institute Director Quoted in Chicago Tribune

Dr. Costen, Institute Director, was interviewed and quoted in a January 26th Chicago Tribune article on nursing home sexual violence.
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