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 ...
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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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Knowledge Is Power Conference

On June 10, 2019, Elder Dignity Co-Founder Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy was a featured speaker at Knowledge Is Power: A Workshop for Victims of Elder Financial Exploitation and Abuse 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 Media, alongside Nathan Baca, Investigative Reporter with WJLA-TV ABC 7 in Arlington, VA. Other presentations included: Dr. Virginia Vince...
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY ACTIVITIES Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy speaks at conference and documentary screening in Washington, D.C. to educate public about elder financial exploitation NEW YORK, NY – June 7, 2019 – Leading up to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2019, there are a series of events in Washington, D.C. to address what is being called the silent crime of the 21st Century.  Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Co-Founder of Elder Dignity, will be speaking at th...
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A Joyous Reunion after 810 Days

November 17, 2018 - After 810 days, Dr. Lillie Sykes White saw her sister, Janie Sykes-Kennedy, and niece, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, for the first time since she was abducted on August 30, 2016 by the court-appointed guardian Sara Caldwell and attorney ad litem Tance Roberts. Despite the court agents painting a picture in documents that the family was "agitating" Dr. White, it was a joyous reunion. When Dr. White saw her sister walk in the room she immediately exclaimed, "My beautiful sister Ja...
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Two Years of Forced Isolation

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release, August 30, 2018 Contact: Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, elderdignity@hotmail.com, 212-901-6913 FLORIDA FLAGLER COUNTY COURT CONTINUES TO ENDORSE HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF A SENIOR 89-year-old African-American Woman Abducted and Isolated from Core Family for Two Years PALM COAST, FL - Today marks the two-year anniversary of the abduction of Dr. Lillie Sykes White in one of the most egregious elder exploitation cases in Florida. An overvi...
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$36 Billion Piggy Bank

Richard Cordray, Director of Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, called elder financial exploitation the “crime of the 21st century.” Approximately 36.9% of seniors are affected by financial abuse in a given five-year period. According to The True Link Report on Elder Financial Abuse 2015, $36.48 billion a year is lost by victims of elder financial abuse — more than twelve times what was previously reported. $6.7 billion is stolen through Trust Abuse, when friends, family, or paid h...
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My Vote Doesn’t Count

In this landmark 2016 election year, the Florida Elder Guardianship system is being used to silence seniors. Since 2012, Lillie has been caught in the Florida Elder Guardianship process which has been described as “Liquidate, Isolate, Medicate.” They are pressing hard to take away her last two remaining rights: the right to vote and the right to choose with whom to socialize – in essence, shutting out her family. The guardianship system is set up to protect the senior, but in this instance, ...
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