Elderly Issues


Meeting friends and maybe even a special someone for those in their 70s and older is the focus of a film that will be screened in Syracuse Thursday night. The Age of Love focuses on the issues behind elderly friendships and relationships that often go deeper than just having companions. 

Screening and Panel on Relationships and Aging Thursday @ 5:30 pm, Everson Museum, Syracuse

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Congressmember Claudia Tenney at a Utica Senior Center Monday to introduce a bill to fight elderly fraud. They say as many as 10,000 people in New York are scammed each year.              

About $3.5 million is stolen from seniors in the Mohawk valley each year by scammers.  And Senator Kirsten Gillibrand warns the scams come in ways to fool and frighten.

Kasem Cares about Elder Abuse Prevention

Sep 30, 2016

The daughter of radio personality Casey Kasem experienced first-hand the effects of elder abuse…as her aging father was dealing with dementia.  Kerri Kasem shared her struggles at the today’s Elder Abuse conference.

“What I was seeing was three years ago was his wife, my stepmother, was saying you’re never going to see your dad again. It was the hardest thing that my family had to go through was being blocked from my father, a man was saw every weekend, talked to everyday on the phone.”