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Family Violence Prevention Council to host event about elder abuse


(WBNG) -- The Elder Abuse Prevention committee announced a special event for professionals serving seniors in Broome County and surrounding counties Tuesday morning.

The virtual event is scheduled for May 20 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and takes place during National Older American's Month.

The schedule of events is posted below:

  • Kicking off the morning will be Amie Reilly, Security /BSA Compliance Officer at Visions Federal Credit Union. Amie will be sharing current scams targeted the senior community- including stimulus scams, work from home scams, and vaccine scams.
  • Local attorney, Greg S. Catarella will be presenting new power of attorney laws going into effect on June 13, 2021. These laws will impact consumers, families, and service providers.
  • Emily Burns, the Director of Specialized Services at the Department of Social Services, will discuss the Adult Protective Services unit and how it can be used to help older adults who are being victimized or at risk of victimization in the community.
  • Lisa Schuhle, Director of Office for Aging at Broome County, will discuss how service providers and community agencies can ensure their new Covid-19 policies and strategies are age-friendly and inclusive to the senior community.

The committee says it is dedicated to identifying and reporting elder abuse as well as educating local professionals in current regulations impacting the senior community.

To register for training, email Family Violence Prevention Coordinator Kristen Beylo at or call 607-778-2153.

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