Advocacy Efforts Gets Covered By Florida News

TALLAHASSEE, FL. - The Elder Dignity advocacy efforts this week made it on the 5 o'clock news in Florida. I flew to Tallahassee from New York on January 28th to speak at the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting re: SB 944 on guardianship. A handful of advocates traveled hundreds of miles to share their voices and concerns. The next day, a number of us did a media interview with Mike Vasilinda of Capitol News Service. Afterwards, fellow advocate Doug Franks and I staged an impromptu protest tha...
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Meeting With Secretary After Impromptu Protest

TALLAHASSEE, FL. - Florida's guardianship system is terribly broken and it took a slightly rogue move--which ended up making the 5 o'clock news--to finally get a meeting with leadership. After an interview with Mike Vasilinda of Capitol News Service, the day's schedule was fairly open. Our team of advocates, who had driven from across Florida to participate in the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on January 28th, was dispersing to head home. Fellow advocate Doug Franks and I were the only tw...
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Elder Advocates Speak Up in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, FL. - Elder justice advocates in Florida and across the country traveled hundreds of miles to Tallahassee to speak for just one or two minutes at the Senate Committee on Judiciary meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. State Senator Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, sponsored SB 994 to increase protections for seniors under guardianship. The bill passed by a vote of 6 to 0. Advocates agree that the bill is a step in the right direction but much more is needed -- and faster. Lynn Sayle...
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OPEN LETTER to Senator Kathleen Passidomo

Please SIGN THE PETITION to Governor DeSantis to free Dr. Lillie Sykes White. For more on involuntary guardianships, watch The Deception of Protection and Silent Torture: Trafficking Through Guardianship. Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Founder of Elder Dignity.
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OPEN LETTER to Governor Ron DeSantis

Please SIGN THE PETITION to Governor DeSantis to free Dr. Lillie Sykes White. For more on involuntary guardianships, watch The Deception of Protection and Silent Torture: Trafficking Through Guardianship. Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Founder of Elder Dignity.
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What If Madea Was Abducted? [Video]

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. ©2020 Power Living Enterprises, Inc. Produced/hosted by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Released January 23, 2020, 17:54 min. Categories: Social Impact, Arts for Justice. PLEASE MAKE COMMENTS DIRECTL...
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RELEASE: The Forbidden Reunion [Video]

FLORIDA SENIOR ISOLATED FROM FAMILY OF 50 RELATIVES FOR THREE YEARS DESPITE VIDEO OF HER ASKING FOR HER SISTER, NIECES & 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 DELAND, FL - On Friday, September 6, 2019, Dr. Lillie Sykes White turned 91. Her family of almost fifty people wanted to celebrate her. On video, released today, she said she wants to see her sis...
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Help Free Lillie

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP Since the judiciary is broken is so many counties across America when it comes to guardianships, we the people must speak up. You have the right and the power as a citizen to voice your opinion. By helping Lillie, we can help many seniors since Lillie's case is one of the most egregious in the country. We want to use it as an example to change laws but we first must free Lillie. Here are four ways you can help: 1) Contact Public Officials in Florida Office of Governor...
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The Deception of Protection [Video]

Elder Dignity & Power Living Media Release Video Explaining the Rising Crime of Adult Guardianship Exploitation  Features Top Elder Justice Advocates and Families Affected 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 can render you a "non-person" within days, wipe out all of your assets and even sequester you away from loved ones. ©2019 Power Living Enterprises, Inc. Written...
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WEAAD Global Summit 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 exploitation. Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks, Founder of WEAAD, shared her vision "where we celebrate and respect older persons and their human rights." Her challenge to the crowd was finding a...
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