If you have a friend, neighbor or loved one who may need assistance, the Elder Justice Project can help. They provide confidential support, information and assistance with any of the difficult situations described below. They take a client-centered approach, which means you drive the bus along the way. The Elder Justice Project advocates for what you want.
Abuse in later life (ALL) refers to willful abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of an older adult that occurs within an ongoing relationship where there is an expectation of trust. Power and control dynamics are often present in these deeply personal cases and thus present unique challenges that require a specialized response.
These cases are often complicated. Older victims may be healthy and active, or they may have physical or cognitive limitations. These victims may be in contact with the justice system, social services, health care, faith communities, and the aging services network. The abuser may be a spouse, intimate partner, family member, or caregiver. All situations are different and unique to your life.
If you would like assistance, please feel free to contact Keely Marie at The Elder Justice Project, 802-698-8310, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helpline at Senior Solutions Toll Free 866-673-8376 or locally 802-885-2669.
Senior Solutions, is one of five Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in Vermont. The five AAAs work together to provide a consistent package of services statewide. This means that an elder and their family may expect similar elder services, including Advocacy, in Windsor and Windham counties or elsewhere in Vermont.