Sat, 22 February 2014
Elder abuse is a crime that can go unnoticed if unchecked, affecting one of the most vulnerable among us by making them victims of financial, physical, and often sexual abuse. On this week’s Fordham Conversation, we put a spotlight on Elder Abuse, and learn how it’s perpetrated and what can be done to stop it. We’ll hear from Dr. Patricia Brownell on the abuse older women suffer internationally. We’ll also hear about elder abuse in prisons from Tina Maschi, an Associate professor at Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service. We also travel to a Citymeals-on-Wheels elder abuse awareness training for volunteers. They’re learning to recognize signs of elder abuse, what questions to ask, and what to do if abuse is suspected.