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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The Guardians Film Screening in DC

 The Guardians – Trailer on Vimeo On Monday, June 10, 2019, the Center for Estate Administration Reform (CEAR), with the support of Senator Thom Tillis and No Equal Entertainment, hosted a free screening of the documentary “The Guardians” by Billie Mintz at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. as part of the World Elder Abuse Day activities including the Knowledge Is Power conference and WEAAD Fifth Global Summit. "The Guardians” describes the experience of victimized famil...
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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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AAAPG Protest in Ponte Vedra

On November 16, 2017, Elder Dignity Co-Founder Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy participated in the Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG) Protest Rally Against Abusive Guardianship at the National College of Probate Judges (NCPJ) Conference in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Families from across the country--Florida, Nevada, Washington, Wisconsin--came together to give voice to concerns about the abusive guardianships endorsed by the Probate Court. After the protest, the families and advocates g...
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