12th Annual Hudson Valley World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

EverCare at Home is proud to announce that the 12th Annual Hudson Valley World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference will take place on Friday, June 12th, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at Anthony’s Pier 9 (2975 Route 9W, New Windsor, N.Y.). The conference is being organized by EverCare at Home Certified Home Health Agency and the World Elder Abuse Awareness Committee, in cooperation with Office for Aging, Adult Protective Services, and County Government of Dutchess and Orange counties.

The conference is free and open to the entire Hudson Valley Region.

As our elderly population increases, elder abuse and other crimes against older persons are also on the rise. It is critical to know how to recognize elder abuse, and how to get help if you are a victim or if you suspect someone you know is being abused. A recent study of elder abuse prevalence in New York State found that 76 out of every 1,000 older New Yorkers are victims of elder abuse each year. The reported incidence rate is nearly 24 times greater than the number of referred cases. This suggests that many elders are not seeking, or getting the assistance they need.

Last year’s conference was a great success, with over 450 attendees registered. This year we have a much larger venue, and expect to attract as many as 800 attendees, some who are predicted to travel from as far south as New York City and as far north as Albany.

The 2020 conference presenters will consist of local community members, elected offi cials, and New York State professionals committed to elder justice, including:


Opening Remarks

Susan Serino, NYS Senator

Steve Neuhaus, Orange County Executive

Marcus Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

Keynote Speaker

Arlene Markarian

Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Chief of the NCDA Elder Abuse Unit

Organizer of Long Island’s first Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team

Guest Speakers

Gary Brown, NYS Attorney General’s Office Statewide Elder Abuse Coordinator

Elizabeth Cronin, NYS Office of Victim Service Director Arlette Murrain, EverCare Elder Abuse Education Coordinator Jennifer Rosenbaum, NYS State Office for the Aging Assistant Director of Policy, Planning, Program & Outcomes

Legal & Financial Panelists

William Francis, Registered Financial Planner

Connie Johnson Hambley, Author, Elder Justice Advocate Richard Shapiro, Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®), Partner

Stefanie A. Sovak, Sovak Law, Elder Law Attorney

Community Support Services Panelists

David Hoovler, Orange County District Attorney

Darcie Miller, Orange County Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health

Tim Murphy, Orange County Adult Case Supervisor

Patricia Sheldon, Dutchess County Adult Services Director

We invite you to join as a sponsor, and Stand United for Elder Justice! Detailed sponsorship levels, commitment pledges, and registration forms are enclosed. As sponsors, we encourage you to be an active participant at the conference, and to help us spread the word by sharing event details on your social media outlets and websites. The net proceeds from this conference will be used by EverCare at Home to further education and awareness of elder abuse throughout our region.

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Date(s) - Jun 12, 2020
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Anthony's Pier 9


3 Executive Boulevard
3rd Floor
Yonkers NY 10701

E-mail montefiorehvc@montefiore.org
Website www.montefiorehvc.org