Marking the First Anniversary

ElderSAFE Logo, Purple backgroundOn September 8, 2015, the ElderSAFE Center celebrated its first anniversary by issuing a special thanks to its Community Coalition partners for their support in helping to launch and sustain this innovative program. Partners include:

  • Catholic Charities Legal Network of the Archdiocese of Washington
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA)
  • Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)
  • Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)
  • Montgomery County Adult Protective Services (APS)
  • Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Montgomery County Police, Elder Abuse Unit
  • Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office

Program highlights:

 The ElderSAFE Helpline at 301.816.5099 has received approximately 60 calls (inquiries and referrals) spanning the spectrum of abuse: physical, sexual, psychological, financial, and neglect. To date, the Center has provided shelter to four clients.

  • The ElderSAFE Team has educated over 900 staff members of Charles E. Smith Life Communities and over 1,400 community members on elder abuse.
  • ElderSAFE Center received a proclamation from Montgomery County Council recognizing its efforts to keep seniors safe.
  • The ElderSAFE brochure has been translated into Spanish. In addition, the Center has established a language interpretation service to assist non-English speakers of any language when they call our Helpline.

Learn more about ElderSAFE at www.eldersafe.org.

The ElderSAFE team, from left: Tovah Kadsdin, J.D., program director; Kerryann Aleibar, LCSW-C, case manager
Tovah Kasdin KerryAnn Aleibar, ElderSAFE Center


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