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This new video reveals how guardianship has become a new form of human trafficking. It includes the top elder justice advocates in the country, as well as families of victims. At the end, there is a direct appeal to President Trump and the 2020 candidates to address forced isolation of seniors.
Artists hold a mirror up to society. Let America Be America Again is an Arts for Justice performance piece of the 1935 Langston Hughes poem that exposes the oppression and greed that exists while still being hopeful in the dream of equality and justice for all. It is presented by the Sykes-Kennedy family.
The fictional character Madea is like a family member to millions. This video is a direct appeal to actor, producer and social activist Tyler Perry, calling for a creative approach to advocacy using the character to speak out against the separation and isolation of seniors and dependent adults for money.
How much do you value freedom? Do you believe you have a choice in how you live your life?
Don't be deceived... you could be the target of a rising crime that could render you a "non-person," wipe out all of your assets and even sequester you away from loved ones. Watch The Deception of Protection -- a primer on adult guardianship exploitation and learn how to protect yourself. Then, join our citizen movement to transform the system.
©2019 Power Living Enterprises, Inc. Written/produced by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Released July 2, 2019, 19:57 min. Categories: Social Impact, Explanatory Reporting.
In The News
January 30, 2020 - Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy flew to Tallahassee to speak at the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. A handful of advocates traveled hundreds of miles to share their voices and concerns re: SB 944 on guardianship. After an impromptu protest, their efforts made the 5 o'clock news in Florida...
November 8, 2019 - Florida's embattled guardian program could be in for major changes aimed at protecting the most vulnerable from abuse and exploitation. Florida's Senate majority leader, Kathleen Passidomo, is drafting a bill that would demand court approval for DNRs, eliminate financial conflicts of interest like liquidating a ward's assets without court notification...
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January 29, 2020 - After an impromptu protest in the Florida Capitol Courtyard during Senior Day in Tallahassee, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and fellow advocate Doug Franks met with Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Richard Prudom and Rep. Scott Plakon about the human rights abuses that are happening in the state via guardianship...
September 9, 2019 - Dr. Lillie Sykes White has been isolated from her family of 50 relatives for over three years despite video of her asking for her sister, nieces and nephews. Guardian refuses to let anyone speak with her without a "passcode," court ignores motions, and care facility refused to disclose safety preparations for Hurricane Dorian...
January 28, 2020 - Elder Dignity Founder Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy spoke at the Senate Committee on Judiciary meeting in Florida to comment on SB 994 which is intended to increase protections for seniors under guardianship. Advocates agree that the bill is a step in the right direction but much more is needed -- and faster...
June 10, 2019 - Elder Dignity 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.
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.
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 1,301 days--almost FOUR YEARS--while her estate is spent down.
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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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.