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

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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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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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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AAAPG Guardianship Event in Tampa

On February 20, 2019, Elder Dignity Co-Founder Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy was a featured speaker at the Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG) event in Tampa, Florida. An internationally-recognized transformational coach and yoga teacher, she was asked specifically to share expertise from her Power Living work. Many families and victims of legal abuse experience extreme stress and PTSD--particularly if a loved one has been victimized or abducted. After speaking a little about her ...
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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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“Trust Betrayed” Senate Hearing

On November 28, 2016, Elder Dignity Co-Founder Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy attended "Trust Betrayed: Financial Abuse of Older Americans by Guardians and Others in Power" U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing in Washington, DC. Watch the Hearing  
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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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