Elder Advocates Speak Up in Tallahassee

Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy speaking at the Senate Committee on Judiciary in Tallahassee, FL - January 28, 2020 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. Advo...
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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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Let America Be America Again [Video]

Artists cover important themes and 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 shines a light on the greed and oppression that existed, as well as being hopeful that we still can achieve the dream of equality and justice for all. It is presented by three generations of the Sykes-Kennedy family: Janie Sykes-Kennedy, Sheila Kennedy Bryant, James Scott Kennedy, Jr., Daniel Marsh Kennedy, and the host/prod...
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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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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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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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$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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