OSR Director Patricia Sheehy, went to Albany to give testimony at the New York State Elder Abuse Prevention Public Hearing

The Office for Senior Resources Director, Patricia Sheehy, went to Albany today to give testimony at the New York State Elder Abuse Prevention Public Hearing.  As part of the Coalition Panel, Director Sheehy presented testimony and answered questions along with Anne Marie Cook from LifeSpan and Andrea Cianfrani, Esq. Deputy Director of Public Policy from LiveOn.  The purpose of today’s hearing was “to identify best practices relating to elder abuse education and prevention; to evaluate the effectiveness of existing systems for preventing and responding to elder abuse; and to identify system gaps and explore possible remedies.”  Senator Sue Serino, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aging and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Assembly Standing Committee on Aging heard testimony from many experts and leaders of organizations in this day long hearing to be able to determine what resources are available to protect the health and safety of our State’s seniors and evaluate the effectiveness of our current system with the ultimate goal being to identify additional means to protect our seniors from abuse so that they may enjoy their golden years free from harm and remain safe from abuse.

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