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/produced/hosted by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Released July 2, 2019, 19:57 min. Categories: Social Impact, Explanatory Reporting.
The Deception of Protection provides a primer on adult guardianship exploitation in the U.S., including preemptive measures so you can protect yourself and survival tactics if you get entrapped. It is a must-watch if you want to actually protect yourself and loved ones. The video is meant to spark a citizen movement so share it and embed it in other sites (get the code here).
The top elder justice advocates in the country break down the anatomy of an involuntary guardianship, including footage from the Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG) Protest at the National Probate Judge Conference in November 2017 in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
Co-Founder, Elder Dignity
Sam J. Sugar, M.D.
Family Members, Victims & Advocates
Families from across the U.S. are being affected by the rising crime of estate trafficking through involuntary guardianships. Roger Hillygus from Nevada, Lynn and Alan Sayler, and Lawrence T. Reid, Jr. from Florida, Vidalia P. Amaral and Ron Coelmar from Massachusetts, and Marla Zahn from Wisconsin all lend their voices to The Deception of Protection, highlighting that this crime IS real. Caroline Peppiat saw The New Yorker article and came to the protest because she recognized that she was a potential victim. Thank you to ALL participants in the AAAPG Protest and meeting. Family members, victims and advocates are joining forces in a show of solidarity to urge for greater reform and justice for the current victims. It's time to speak Truth to power and overhaul the archaic guardianship system so that it truly supports seniors and dependent adults.
The video is dedicated to Dr. Lillie Sykes White who remains on lockdown in Florida away from her sister and 50+ nieces and nephews for 1,032 days as of July 2, 2019. The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court continues to ignore motions for communication and visitation. Learn more about her story.
Video/Image Credits: AAAPG protest and meeting shot by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Free stock footage and B-roll from www.videezy.com: Lady Driving, Lady Walking, Lady Closeup, Lady in House, Blinds, Hand In Window, Money, Signing Document. Additional footage and images from www.pexels.com: House by Pixabay. Kaboompics, Monica Selvestre, Donald Tong, Rawpixel 1, Rawpixel 2, Rawpixel 3, Rawpixel 4, Patrick de Boeck, Gratisography, Pixabay. Additional images from www.freeimages.com: Marco Caliulo, Peter Skadburg 1, Peter Skadburg 2, Michal Koralewski, Ann Petersen, Jerry Barocas, Jason Morrison, Sonja Mildner, Martin Rotovnik, Jyn Meyer, Jason Young, Pierre Amerlynck, linusb4, Michael Sanchez, Rodrigo David, shho, David Lat 1, David Lat 2, Alesia17, Mihai Eustatiu.
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Contact and Media Inquiries
Teresa Kennedy, elderdignity(at)hotmail.com, 212-901-6913. Available for interviews. Other related pieces by Kennedy include:
Is Elder Guardianship a New Form of Human Trafficking?, The Huffington Post, by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, September 13, 2016
Seniors stripped of their Right to Vote; Florida a Hotspot, The Huffington Post, by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, October 7, 2016
View additional media from Dr. Kennedy related to guardianships, as well as her other empowerment-related media.