World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. invites you to celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) featuring guest speakers from the Department of Justice. Victim Specialists will take a deep dive on Financial Exploitation in the older adult population; so if you See It, you can Stop It and help Prevent It.
Be Ready Okeechobee Town Hall on Hurricane Preparedness
Join us at a BE READY Town Hall Meeting on hurricane preparedness on Thursday, May 15th from 5:00 - 7:00. Get great information on what to bring to a shelter, how to prepare your family and pets, emergency checklists and more!
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National Slam the Scam Day
On National Slam the Scam Day and throughout the year, we give you the tools to recognize Social Security-related scams and stop scammers from stealing your money and personal information. Share scam information with your loved ones. Slam the Scam!
Retirees are Losing Their Life Savings to Romance Scams
Retirees are Losing Their Life Savings to Romance Scams. Here's What to Know.
State of Florida Reminds Seniors to Be Aware of Potential Scams Following Hurricane Ian
State of Florida Reminds Seniors to Be Aware of Potential Scams Following Hurricane Ian TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Hurricane Ian recovery efforts continue, there are many services offered by the state and our private sector to keep Floridians resilient. During the rebuild process ahead, Florida Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Michelle Branham is reminding the public about common scams that oftentimes target older Floridians following disasters. The Department has published a digital Disaster Resource Guide with detailed tips and resources specifically geared toward older Floridians, which can be found at https://…
Press Release: Legal Aid Society Expands Services to the Treasure Coast
West Palm Beach, FL – The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of the services of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County (Legal Aid) under the Older American’s Act. Effective October 1, 2022, Legal Aid will provide services to the 5 counties including Palm Beach, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties.
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Celebrates 30 Years of Serving Seniors
2/22/22 Florida Department of Elder Affairs Celebrates 30 Years of Serving Seniors
Fast Facts: Preventing Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. An older adult is someone age 60 or older. The abuse occurs at the hands of a caregiver or a person the elder trusts.
Health Care District of Palm Beach County Collaborates with the Area Agency on Aging to Protect Seniors
76-year-old cancer patient finds joy, healing in West Palm Beach classroom Foster Grandparent Program
Helpline Director Don Hill is interviewed by Scott Greenberg
Don Hill the Area Agency on Aging's Helpline Director is Scott Greenberg's guest on Scott's radio show Oh, My God, I'm Getting Older and So Is My Mom.
Elder Rights Radio Interview with Scott Greenberg
Jameel Edney with the Area Agency on Aging's Elder Rights Center talks about elder fraud, abuse and exploitation in his interview with Scott Greenberg on Scott's radio show Oh, My God, I'm Getting Older and So Is My Mom.
After the Crime - What should I do now?
If you think a criminal may still be nearby, CALL 911 immediately. If someone is hurt, seek medical attention. Do not approach the scene of the crime until you know it is safe. Contact the police right away to report any suspected crime. If the crime is a burglary or theft, do not touch anything until police have had a chance to inspect the area.
Making a Safety Plan
You are the expert on your own situation. This guide is designed to help you plan ahead to stay safe in dangerous situations. It is important to think about your options and focus on what you know and what you need.