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Ending Later In Life Abuse: What Congress Can Do

  • 340 Cannon House Office Building (map)

Dear Colleague -

Please see the below invitation to a briefing on November 30th addressing how Congress can combat later-in-life abuse. Please RSVP or reach out with any questions to Sam Cooper-Wall in Rep. Kuster’s office at sam.cooper-wall@mail.house.gov.   

BRIEFING

Ending Later In Life Abuse: What Congress Can Do

Friday, November 30th – 1:15pm -2:30pm

Cannon HOB 340

The Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence would like to invite your staff and interns to attend a briefing addressing later-in-life abuse and legislative responses to this issue. Although often hidden, abuse of older adults is a deeply disturbing problem, and one that is likely to continue to grow as approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day. Current research indicates that 10% of all older Americans living at home experience abuse, while less than 5% of all cases of older adults will ever be reported. This abuse can be sexual, physical, emotional, or financial, and often a combination thereof. On behalf of the Task Force Co-Chairs, Representatives Kuster, Joyce, Speier, and Donovan, we hope you are able to attend and ask questions of subject-matter experts in this critical field.

Panelists: 

-Meredith Ponder Whitmire, Federal Policy & Media Coordinator, The Elder Justice Coalition

-Bonnie Brandl, Director, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life

-Koube Ngaaje, Executive Director, District Alliance for Safe Housing

-Karla Vierthaler, Advocacy and Resources Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center

 

Sincerely,

 

Ann McLane Kuster                                                  David P. Joyce

Member of Congress                                                 Member of Congress

 

Jackie Speier                                                              Daniel M. Donovan, Jr.

Member of Congress                                                 Member of Congress