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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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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Silent Torture: Trafficking Through Guardianship [Video]

Elder Dignity & Power Living Media Release Video Linking Human Trafficking and Guardianship Features Top Elder Justice Advocates and Families Affected What would you do if a loved one was forced into isolation simply so his or her money could be stolen? Seniors and dependent adults are being forced into isolation, often sedated at home or in locked care facilities, while their assets are spent down. It sounds like Nazi Germany but it's happening right now in America. It is Silent Torture: ...
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RELEASE: Videos for Human Trafficking Prevention Month

  PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release, January 23, 2020 Contact: Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, elderdignity(at)hotmail.com, 212-901-6913 ELDER DIGNITY RELEASES TRIO OF VIDEOS INCLUDING “SILENT TORTURE” MAKING LINK BETWEEN HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND GUARDIANSHIP Calls for Governor DeSantis to release Dr. Lillie Sykes White from forced isolation in Florida for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month NEW YORK, NY – On the heels of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Peace Week, and in c...
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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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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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