The Cambridge Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition will host an innovative program on elder abuse prevention with True Story Theater on June 14, 2018 at the Cambridge Senior Center to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Wollaston Senior Center Elder Abuse Prevention Event
Betsey Crimmins, Director of the Elder Abuse Prevention Project, will do a presentation at the Wollaston Senior Center in Quincy on June 27, 2018. The event, sponsored by the Asian American Service Association, will cover elder abuse prevention tips for Chinese elders.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event at Quincy Council on Aging
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2018. The Quincy Elder Abuse Prevention Program will be holding an event that day for Quincy elders on “Empowering Older Adults – Scams, Healthy Relationships, and Personal Wellbeing.” The True Story Theater Troupe will perform at the event
Massachusetts Aging and Mental Health Coalition Annual Conference
On May 16, 2018 MAMHC will host its annual conference at Holy Cross College in Worcester. The theme of this year’s conference is “Nurturing Our Roots: Growing Our Older Adult Behavioral Health Systems of Care.” EAPP Director Betsey Crimmins and Norah Al-Wetaid, LCSW of Somerville Cambridge Elder Services and member of the Cambridge Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition will do a joint presentation on “Community Organizing: Channeling Your Frustration Into Advocacy for Elders.”
EAPP PRESENTS AT THE BOSTON SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR
Jovanda Spain, an Equal Justice Works Elder Justice AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with the Elder Abuse Prevention Project of GBLS, gave a presentation on May 3, 2018 to over 150 elders at the City of Boston Senior Resource Fair at the Thelma Burns Building in Dorchester.
The theme of the fair this year was “Tackling Elder Abuse and the Drug Epidemic.” Jovanda did an overview on elder abuse prevention and shared with Boston seniors and other elder providers the work that our Project does. Thank you for an excellent presentation, Jovanda!
EAPP PRESENTS ON HOUSING ISSUES AT ATTORNEY GENERAL FAIR HOUSING FORUM
On April 18, 2018 Sheba Varughese, an Equal Justice Works Elder Justice AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with the Elder Abuse Prevention Project of GBLS, did a presentation on tenant’s rights at a forum in Codman Square to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
EAPP CONDUCTS STATE HOUSE TRAINING ON ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION
EJW Legal Fellows Jovanda Spain and Sheba Varughese and Northeastern University School of Law student Andrew Bardetti
On November 8, 2017 The Elder Abuse Prevention Project of Greater Boston Legal Services provided an in-service training on elder abuse prevention at the Massachusetts State House for legislative aides across the Commonwealth. EAPP was invited to do the training by a legislative aide to Senator John Keenan who is a member of EAPP’s newest community elder abuse prevention coalition in Quincy.
American Society on Aging Webinar
EAPP Director Betsey Crimmins, along with partners from the Home Care Aide Council Hayley Gleason and Lisa Gurgone, will do a national webinar for the American Society on Aging on “Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention: Training for Home Care Aides.” The webinar will be on Thursday, July 20th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. The webinar is a recreation of the training we did at the ASA conference in March and will now be able to reach a wider audience.
The Cambridge Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition is hosting an elder abuse prevention event at the Cambridge Senior Center on June 22nd from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Nurturing Community Partnerships Between Behavioral Health and Aging Services
On May 24, 2017, Betsey Crimmins, Director of the Elder Abuse Prevention Project, facilitated a discussion on community partnerships between behavioral health and aging services at UMASS Medical Center
American Society on Aging Annual Conference
On March 23, 2017, Betsey Crimmins of the Elder Abuse Prevention Project was honored to present at the American Society on Aging annual conference in Chicago with Lisa Gurgone and Hayley Gleason of the Home Care Aide Council. We had a large number of attendees at our Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention training for home care aides. Our evidence-based curriculum was developed in partnership with HCAC through a grant from Eastern Bank. We were also asked to create a webinar of our training for distribution by the ASA to all of its national members. The webinar will be available this Summer.
Presentation on Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention to the Aging Life Care Association, March 10, 2017
MASSACHUSETTS GERONTOLOGY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
MGA has asked EAPP Director Betsey Crimmins to present on Elder Justice and community collaboration at its annual conference on November 4, 2016
BURLINGTON COA – FOCUS ON FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION
EAPP trained a group of over 75 older adults in Burlington on how to protect themselves and their friends from financial exploitation
EAPP presented at a recent state-wide Hoarding Conference at the invitation of Marnie Matthews, a nationally recognized expert on hoarding and older adults. EAPP represents many older adults who are risk of eviction because of hoarding issues. Many of these clients are self neglecting and are at great risk of losing their housing and their belongings. The focus of the presentation was how to help people with hoarding issues reduce health and safety risks and preserve their housing
ELDER ABUSE AND THE OPIOID CRISIS
EAPP Director Betsey Crimmins, in partnership with Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, has been doing presentations on Elder Abuse and the Opioid Crisis. One goal of the presentations is to educate providers and members of the community that opioid abuse has a far reaching and long lasting effect on all members of our communities including older adults. Future presentations are scheduled in Concord and Lowell.