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Lillie has been isolated for 1,010 days--almost THREE YEARS. Help free her.


Learn The Framework

Guardianship laws intended to protect the vulnerable are used to entrap unsuspecting people to control their property. How does this come about? Elder Dignity has created a one-page framework outlining the process and key actions predators takes to steal your estate, as well as a template for case studies.

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Advocate for Lillie

In 2012, Lillie was independently living her retirement in Palm Coast, Florida. Suddenly, through the actions of a predator, she was entrapped in on involuntary guardianship. Now, she has been isolated in an institution for over 1,010 days--almost THREE YEARS--while her estate is spent down.

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Support Legislation

Lawmakers know the adult guardianship system is broken. As many states work to reform their guardianship statutes, the federal government has begun to strengthen protection for seniors. Understand the current landscape of legislation and then join in overhauling the system so your family is not next.

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EVENTS: Read about/see pictures from World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Washington, D.C., including the Knowledge Is Power Conference, "The Guardians" Screening and The Global Summit.

The Deception of Protection

In conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day activities during June 2019, Elder Dignity will be releasing its newest video, The Deception of Protection. Produced by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, the 22-minute piece provides a primer on adult guardianship exploitation in the U.S. It features two of the most prominent advocates, Rick Black and Dr. Sam Sugar, as well as families of victims across America highlighting the fact that this crime IS real. It also provides preemptive measures so you can protect yourself and survival tactics if you get entrapped.

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We're entering the biggest generational wealth transfer ever--$68 trillion over the next 25 years. How much of that will be intercepted by estate trafficking?

In The News

Casem and Lee Cases Grab Spotlight

June 9, 2019 - Casey Kasem and Stan Lee cases grab spotlight as experts warn elder abuse is growing problem. “Elder abuse is becoming all too common, especially against high net worth individuals,” Kirk Schenck, a laywer for Stan Lee’s estate, told The Daily News. “This problem is going to continue to proliferate as all aging baby boomers who have...

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Latest From The Blog

WEAAD Fifth Global Summit

June 11, 2019 - Experts from across the country came together in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 2019 for the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Fifth Global Summit and the 15th anniversary of the commemorative day. This year's theme was "Lifting Up Voices" with the goal to champion elder justice and discuss elder financial...

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Our Involvement

Kennedy at Knowledge Is Power

June 10, 2019 - Elder Dignity Co-Founder Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy was a featured speaker at the Knowledge Is Power conference in Washington, DC in conjunction with the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day activities. A former media executive, she presented Getting Your Voice Heard: 5 Keys To Working With The Media.

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Why Elder Dignity?

To be an ELDER is a privilege, not a "condition" causing you to be tossed aside and abused. If we are lucky, each of us will get old. Let's create a society where we can age with dignity and respect, and ensure that our individual rights and assets are protected. It's time to reform the Elder Guardianship System in the U.S., prosecute predators and hold legal agents--judges, attorneys, evaluators, professional guardians-- to a higher standard.

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"The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life, the sick the needy and the handicapped."
-Hubert Humphrey

"The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person..."
-Andy Roony

"To be complacent about elder justice is to be complicit in elder abuse.”
-Philip Marshall