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EverCare at Home Announces 11th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference

Posted on Apr 05 2019

Newburgh, N.Y. – March 9, 2019 – EverCare At Home, a Certified Home Health Agency in the Hudson Valley, is hosting the 11th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day conference. “Giving Elder Abuse Victims A Voice” will be held on Friday, June 14, at Dutchess County Community College from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The conference is being organized by EverCare at Home and the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Planning Committee, in cooperation with the Dutchess County Office for the Aging, Dutchess County Adult Protective Service, and the Dutchess County Government. The conference is free and open to the entire Hudson Valley region.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Art Mason, LMSW, a nationally-known expert in elder abuse and financial exploitation and the director of the Upstate Elder Abuse Center at Lifespan.

Other conference presenters will include many key stakeholders at the regional and state levels, including:

  • New York State Senator Susan Serino
  • Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro
  • Orange County Deputy Executive Harry Porr
  • Dutchess County District Attorney William V. Grady
  • Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian H. Anderson
  • New York State Police Crime Victims’ Specialist Rochelle McDonough
  • Coalition on Elder Abuse in Dutchess County, Enhanced Multi-Disciplinary Team (E-MDT) on Financial Elder Abuse, Mediation Center of Dutchess County
  • Dutchess County Adult Services Director Patricia Sheldon
  • Orange County Adult Protective Services Case Supervisor Tim Murphy
  • New York State Office of Victim Services Director Elizabeth Cronin
  • Philip C. Marshall, Founder, “Beyond Brooke – Advancing Elder Justice”; grandson of the late Brooke Astor, NYC philanthropist, socialite, and victim (video)
  • Family members of elder abuse victims
  • Dutchess County Office for the Aging Director Todd Tancredi

A recent study by the National Council on aging found that approximately 1 in 10 Americans over 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse. However, it is estimated that only 1 in 14 cases of abuse are actually reported to authorities.

“Three years ago EverCare committed to continue the Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event in support of the elderly in the community we serve, with the goal of raising awareness, recognizing the signs of elder abuse, and understanding how to empower victims of abuse to get help,” said EverCare President and CEO Sylvia McTigue. “This event is an invaluable opportunity to shine a light on the physical, emotional, and financial abuse that plagues our elderly population.”

Space is limited and registration is required. Please register by emailing or by calling the Dutchess County Office for the Aging at 845.486.2555.

If you would like to make a charitable donation to this cause, make checks payable to EverCare At Home and mail to 31 Cerone Place, Newburgh, NY 12550. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Net proceeds from this conference will be used by EverCare At Home for further education and awareness of elder abuse throughout our region.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, please contact