In the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Why Elder Abuse Matters

Start time
11:00 AM Pacific
End time
12:00 PM Pacific

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Includes complimentary CEs

If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact us at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – info@asaging.org

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing much concern in the elder justice field. Between the restrictions being imposed on all of us to remain physically distant from our loved ones and vital community supports and the undetermined impact being felt by public support systems, we anticipate an upswing in cases and types of elder abuse going forward. Furthermore, we are likely to have to face this upswing in a landscape that will be significantly different than before the pandemic. Although unknown, there are expected changes to social service and legal systems, access to advocates and officials, financial sector protocols, and more. To meet this challenge, we will need to adjust our approach to how we address root causes and solutions through our training and educational efforts. We will also need to stress communication amongst our top advocates and partners. Please join us for a dynamic conversation where we will cover the most pressing issues of elder abuse in the time of unprecedented worldwide pandemic response. 

Participants in this web seminar will:

  • Learn about recent scenarios/allegations of abuse occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Understand current and future changes in response/prosecution efforts related to elder abuse
  • Gain insight regarding resources and strategies to remain connected to older members of society (family, friends, neighbors and persons served)
  • Explore unique strategies and/or innovations to outreach and resource allocations to prevent social isolation; the leading risk factor that results in elder abuse 

Presenters:

Schoen-Julie.jpg Julie Schoen, JD, brings her passion for all aspects of aging issues to her role at the NCEA. She is an attorney with a strong background in Medicare Advocacy who is now having an impact in the area of Elder Abuse. Julie devoted the first 20 years of her career as the director of the Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program and the California Senior Medicare Patrol.
Ruiz-Lopez-Eden_0.jpg Eden Ruiz-Lopez, MPA provides leadership and direction for NCEA day-to-day project operations and administrative activities and coordinates efforts with federal, state and local partners. In former roles, Eden directed a home modification and housing advocacy program for adults with disabilities and managed finances for adults who were adjudicated incapacitated and placed under guardianship. 
Greenwood-Paul.png Paul Greenwood has been a lawyer for over 40 years. He qualified in the UK as a solicitor and then was admitted to the California Bar in 1991. In 1993 he joined the San Diego DA’s office where for 22 years he was lead prosecutor for their progressive Elder Abuse Unit. For the past 2 years, Paul has spent his time providing elder abuse awareness trainings around the nation for other prosecutors, law enforcement, and social service agencies.