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Elder Justice Act

A White House Conference on Aging: Aren't We All?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

We must acknowledge and celebrate the changing face and composition of those aging in America today by focusing on cultural competency and combating all remaining vestiges of discrimination based on age, race, gender or sexual orientation. We should strive to make sure that the quality of life keeps pace with the quantity of life for all our people.

Action Needed Now to End Elder Abuse Among the Poor

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Kevin Prindiville

According to a 2010 study, abuse among America's elderly is, unfortunately, prevalent. It manifests in many forms: psychological, physical, sexual, financial abuse and neglect all which threaten seniors in our community. The impact of elder abuse on low-income older adults is even more significant.

When Love Hurts: The Heartbreak of Elder Abuse

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

Valentine's Day is a time to acknowledge the loved ones in our lives. These relationships include not only a partner or spouse, but also the love between a parent and child. This relationship can be a wonderful experience.

Elder Abuse: A National Tragedy

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Ashley B. Carson

Elder abuse occurs on a regular basis, affecting some of the most vulnerable members of our society. What's even worse is that for every reported case of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, experts believe there are five that go unreported. We must put an end to it.

Violence Against Older Women and the Elder Justice Act

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

At the same time as I laud the passage of VAWA, I lament the failure of Congress and the Administration to fund the Elder Justice Act as we approach its third anniversary of becoming law.

The Shame of Elder Abuse and the Silence of Washington

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 02.28.2012 | Impact
Robert B. Blancato

As we close the holiday season, we are reminded that one sad reality, elder abuse, takes no holiday. Elder abuse is an ever present threat which must be thwarted.

Celebrate the Right to Be Human (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every year, December 10th marks Human Rights Day. In honor of this day I'd like to share a couple of stories with you.

Why Healthcare Reform is Good for Older Americans

Kelly Matheson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Matheson

The Elder Justice Act in the health reform bills would finally provide the increased federal resources and leadership to prevent, detect, treat, understand, intervene in and, where appropriate, prosecute elder abuse.