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Press Releases

Press releases issued by the NCEA and the Administration on Aging related to the NCEA:

June 15, 2014
Presidential Proclamation - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2014

March 13, 2014
A Sample Press Release Template has been created to help your organization raise awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) this June 15, 2014. Visit the WEAAD microsite for more tools and tips!

April 29, 2013
Spring Meeting of the Elder Abuse Coordinating Council

April 3, 2013
IOM Forum on Global Elder Abuse and Its Prevention

November 1, 2012
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius awards new elder abuse prevention grants to five states and three American Indian tribes around the country.

September 2012
U.S. ACL’s Administration on Aging is excited to announce a new initiative: the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention

June 14, 2012
7th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day includes Elder Abuse Symposium at the White House, NCEA Toolkit and WEAAD Form

August 23, 2011
Administration on Aging grants first-time funding dedicated to Native American elder abuse prevention

NCEA in the News

Stories in the national or state press that mention the National Center on Elder Abuse

June 15, 2015, The Orange County Register
Laguna Woods event shines light on elder abuse

January 2013, Consumer Reports Magazine
Protecting Mom & Dad’s Money: What to do when you suspect financial abuse

December 21, 2012, The Wall Street Journal
Can Dad Still Live Alone?

December 4, 2012, The New Old Age blog, New York Times
On the Alert for Fraud

November 20, 2012, Forbes
Gatherings Can Put a Fork in Elder Fraud

January 11, 2012, USA Today
As USA grays, elder abuse risk and need for shelters grow

New & Notable Archive

  • New Research to Practice Brief! The NCEA is pleased to release its newest research publication: “Mistreatment of African American Elders.” This brief synthesizes recent information and research findings related to the mistreatment of African American elders, particularly involving financial exploitation and psychological abuse. This brief complements the NCEA’s existing research briefs on Latino elders and Asian Pacific Islander (API) elders. The brief is available to download in the NCEA publications database.
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  • In case you missed it, check out the Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes webinar here! This enlightening webinar hosted by our subcontractor the Consumer Voice, touched on a variety of important topics including an overview of resident-to-resident aggression in order to assist Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) programs in effectively responding to complaints involving resident-to-resident aggression, as well as help prevent RRA and reduce the prevalence of these incidents.
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  • Do you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia? With funding from the Archstone Foundation, the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has created an educational brochure for caregivers of people with dementia about preventing elder abuse. This brochure provides information about elder abuse, tips for caregivers of people with dementia, example scenarios, and resources. This new resource is now available to download in both print and web versions in the NCEA Publications Database.
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  • Did you know there are numerous funding sources available which can be used to help older adult victims of abuse? Listen in or read about our collaborative Funding Available for Elder Abuse Victim Assistance webinar. Learn how you can apply for funding from two federal programs to support victim services for older adults in your community.
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Media Resources

Expert Sources for Journalists

Please contact the National Center on Elder Abuse for assistance with referrals to expert resources on elder mistreatment.