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The Institute on Protective Services at Temple University is works to serve vulnerable adults. We provide our services of training and consultation across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On this page, you can stay up to date on what we’re doing.

Pa. group takes first steps to protect seniors

Tuesday June 9th 2015
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Statewide reforms to improve protections and justice for older Pennsylvanians are in the works. A state Supreme Court committee is examining the proposed expansion of a rule that allows the courts to preserve testimony of victims who might not be available to testify if a case languishes in the system. The rule may be...
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Elder abuse: A hidden but timely topic

Tuesday June 9th 2015
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LORDS VALLEY – Elder abuse can take many forms. Taking advantage of senior citizens, an issue in society in general, is no stranger in Pike County, Pennsylvania. Tackling the challenges is the Pike County Elder Task Force, a coalition of local senior citizen services, law enforcement, local legislators and other concerned parties. Information was...
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$315K bilked from elderly couple Tamaqua restaurateur charged

Monday June 1st 2015
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Alfonso “Alfie” Picone, 44, of 181 Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua, part owner and manager of La Dolce Casa/DiMaggio’s Restaurant in Tamaqua, was arrested Thursday and arraigned on charges related to bilking an elderly couple out of more than $315,000. Rush Township police charged Picone with felony counts of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities...
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Monday April 27th 2015
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The Institute on Protective Services is now on Twitter @InstituteOnPS and Facebook Institute on Protective Services.  Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest in the field of #ElderJustice.
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Northampton County district attorney throws support behind elder abuse task force

Wednesday December 17th 2014
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When asked whether he would help out with a Northampton County task force on elder abuse, John Morganelli thought of the victims of Richard Freer. “Millions of dollars were taken from a number of senior citizens who had trusted their financial advisor,” he said at a news conference Tuesday. Morganelli said he will help...
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Superior Court Affirms Ruling Against Knox Man Found Guilty of Stealing $250k from 88 year old Aunt

Wednesday September 24th 2014
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CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed the Nov. 6, 2012, conviction of a Knox man for the theft of over $250,000.00 from his 88-year old aunt. David Lynn Patton, of Knox, was found guilty in Clarion Court of Common Pleas on a total of 95 counts of Theft by...
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Funeral director accused of stealing $300K from elderly neighbor

Thursday June 19th 2014
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NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – A funeral director in North Philadelphia is under arrest, charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly woman. The 89-year-old victim’s niece and nephew contacted the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging a year ago.  Police say after a year-long investigation, funeral director Antoine Turay turned himself in today...
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Hornbrook Memorial Award given to The Institute on Protective Services

Tuesday May 20th 2014
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Hornbrook Memorial Award given to The Institute on Protective Services

The Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance (SEAPA) hosted its third annual Hornbrook Memorial Awards luncheon at The Greystone Restaurant on May 14.  The luncheon was held in conjunction with the dedication of a monument to the victims of elder abuse. (read more about the monument here) The awards are named in honor of John...
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Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance commemorates 10 years

Thursday May 15th 2014
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Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance commemorates 10 years

“For no other reason than we will all be old.” Those are the words engraved on the monument dedicated Wednesday to serve as both a memorial to victims of elder abuse and a call to action for those that see it. The Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance purchased the memorial to commemorate its 10th...
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Calling attention to elder abuse

Friday April 25th 2014
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JOHNSTOWN — As far as states with the oldest populations go, Pennsylvania hovers near the top, depending on which statistical report you read. Along with an ever-growing elderly demographic comes more instances of seniors being abused or cheated out of money. Local community leaders and officials from the state Department of Aging organized a...
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