Friday, February 25, 2011

Hear Mickey Rooney at Senate Hearing on Elder Abuse

Justice for All: Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
2:00 - 4:00pm ET
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106
(two blocks from Union Station metro)
The Consumer Voice members in the Washington, DC area are encouraged to attend this Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing focusing on elder abuse with testimony from experts and consumer advocates. The hearing, hosted by Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI), will feature Hollywood star, Mickey Rooney, discussing his recent personal struggle as a victim of both physical and financial abuse. Other panelists include representatives from the Government Accountability Office, National Adult Protective Services Association, Life Long Justice and more.
This hearing is held in conjunction with the release of a new GAO report exploring Adult Protective Services by analyzing the national elder abuse data available, highlighting resources issues facing these programs, and assessing the adequacy of current state and federal support in meeting the needs of these important programs.
If you live outside the Washington, DC area, we hope that you will listen in to the live webcast of the hearing on the Committee's website.
Panelists Include:
  • Mickey Rooney, Actor, elder abuse victim and advocate
  • Kay Brown, Director, Education, Workforce and Income Security, GAO
  • Kathleen Quinn, National Adult Protective Services Association [NAPSA]
  • Dr. Mark Lachs, Weill College of Cornell University
  • Bonnie Brandl, Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Clearinghouse on Abuse Later in Life [NCALL]
  • M.T. Connolly, Life Long Justice [LLJ] (MT is the winner of the Consumer Voice 2010 Policy Leadership Award)
The Consumer Voice staff will attend this hearing and send out a summary of the main points and highlights following the event.

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