The Department for the Aging directly, and through a network of community-based agencies, sponsors elder abuse prevention activities for older New Yorkers and provides counseling and supportive services to elderly victims of elder abuse in New York City.
Elder abuse is a sad fact of life. It is perpetrated by relatives, caregivers, and even friends and neighbors. Far too many people do not know how to report this crime, or where to go for help.
By providing options to the older person and their families as appropriate, we will empower our older citizens to make decisions about their lives and help decrease their isolation by encouraging them to take advantage of existing community services and programs.
To learn more about The Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/elderabuse.html