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2013

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DEC 1-31Would you know the signs of abuse and neglect if you saw them? Holiday visits with elderly loved ones are a good time to look for warning signs. Let’s STOP abuse before it happens. Learn more in our new “Home for the Holidays”.
DEC 3-6Center of Excellence faculty and staff will be presenting at the California District Attorneys Association National Elder Abuse Symposium
NOV  22UC Irvine geriatrician and researcher, Dr. Laura Mosqueda spoke at the 2013 Gerontological Society of America on "Elder Abuse: How Frameworks and Theories Drive Research, Policy, and Practice" Thanks for Stopping by to see us at booth # 105.
NOV 03Melanie Gironda, PhD, MSW, spoke at American Public Health Association about characteristics of people with multiple sclerosis associated with mistreatment
OCT 29The Orange County Elder Abuse Forensic Center at UC Irvine honored over 100 detectives, domestic violence advocates, healthcare providers, investigators, mental health providers, officers, ombudsmen, prosecutors, public guardians, social workers and other advocates who have powered the Center for 10 years at HeroFest 2013
OCT  24-27NCEA to participate in the Consumer Voice Annual Conference. This year's theme for Residents' Rights Month is "Speak Out Against Elder Abuse!" and the conference will include sessions on abuse intervention and prevention
OCT 15Hospital Association of Southern California - Conference on Aging. Center of Excellence and Division of Geriatrics faculty to present on elder abuse, care innovations.
OCT 10-13Physician and educator Lisa Gibbs, MD to present on "Elder Abuse Issues" with Judges Hubbard and Hurwitz at California Judges Association Annual Meeting
OCT 9Neuropsychologist and educator Bonnie Olsen, PhD to present at Probate and Mental Health Institute for the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts
OCT 4-5Co-Director Mary Twomey, MSW to present on "Elder Abuse and Neglect: What Social Workers Need to Know" at NASW-CA Annual Conference
OCT 2-4Co-Director Mary Twomey, MSW to participate in the 24th Annual National Adult Protective Services Association Conference and Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation.
OCT Read our latest issue of: Elder Abuse Bytes Fall 2013. New from the National Center on Elder Abuse at the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect!
OCT 09-12NCEA Co-Directors and staff to present at the National Home and Community Based Services Conference. Several presentations by NCEA and others will address prevention of vulnerable adult abuse and exploitation.
SEP 01Registration is open for the 2013 California District Attorneys Association National Elder Abuse Symposium to take place Dec. 3-6. The Center of Excellence is a co-hosting agency with the CDAA
AUG  29NCEA's Mary Twomey interviews research experts Georgia Anetzberger and Carol Dayton on Elder Abuse Risk Factors and how research findings can help practioners in their work. Access the free 2-part recording and key points now!
AUG  27NCPEA and NCEA present "Involving Elected Officials in Coalitions" Webinar at 11am Pacific, featuring Mohammad Bader and Jay Pentheny, hosted by the Academy for Professional Excellence
AUG 7Kerry Burnight, PhD, and Kevin Trout, MSW, MBA, to present on "Make a Difference! Elder Abuse Awareness" at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Placentia, CA.
JUL Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Gibbs for being appointed Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, in the Department of Family Medicine.
JUL 31UC Irvine geriatrician, Dr. Laura Mosqueda, speaks to KPCC public radio about assisted living facilities.
JUL 28-29UC Irvine geriatrician, Dr. Laura Mosqueda, speaks to KPCC public radio about assisted living facilities.
JUL 16Bonnie Olsen, PhD to speak on Understanding Capacity & Undue Influence in the Fiduciary/Client Relationship for California Fiduciary event
JUL 10Lisa Gibbs, MD and Elaine Chen, MS discuss "How You Can Address or Prevent Elder Abuse" in Caring.com blog interview for caregivers
JUL 28Lisa Gibbs, MD to train CA Dept of Social Services Legal Enforcement Attorneys and Legal Analysts on Decubitus Ulcers and Wound Care
JUN 27Visit our Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect resource table at the Elder Abuse Symposium of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Criminal Justice Institute
JUN 27Visit our Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect resource table at the Elder Abuse Symposium of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Criminal Justice Institute
JUN 20Geriatrician Dr. Laura Mosqueda has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s 2013 Forum on Global Violence Prevention
JUN 19Bonnie J. Olsen, PhD and Mary Twomey, MSW discuss the critical issue of when caregivers reach their breaking point in the webinar "When the Going Gets Tough as a Caregiver." Co-sponsor Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving has made the webinar recording and materials available on their website.
JUN 19Dear Abby shines light on elder abuse. The beloved column publishes a letter from Center of Excellence co-director, Mary Twomey.
JUN 13Dear Abby shines light on elder abuse. The beloved column publishes a letter from Center of Excellence co-director, Mary Twomey.
MAY 29-31Dr. Steven Tam to present a session on Elder Abuse Prevention at The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) Annual Training Conference
MAY 21Co-Director Mary Twomey to present at the Legal Assistance for Seniors 8th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse in San Francisco
MAY 16America Now News interviews UC Irvine geriatrician, Dr. Laura Mosqueda, to talk about the telltale signs of elder abuse
MAY 2Co-Director Mary Twomey teamed up with Area Agency on Aging directors and N4A for a webinar "Elder Abuse and AAAs: Best Practices and More." To access the recording and slides, click on "Past Webinars."
APR 23Laura Mosqueda, MD and Mary Twomey, MSW collaborate with Grantmakers in Aging to present a webinar for staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations, "Elder Abuse: How Funders Can Make a Difference"
APR 22Laura Mosqueda, MD and Mary Twomey, MSW collaborate with Grantmakers in Aging to present a webinar for staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations, "Elder Abuse: How Funders Can Make a Difference"
APR 21-27National Crime Victims' Rights Week highlights elder financial abuse. In 2011, the Orange County Elder Abuse Forensic Center was honored for Innovative Victim Services.
APR 21-27UC Irvine geriatrician, Dr. Laura Mosqueda, to speak on "Elder Abuse: The National Perspective" at the 13th Annual Family Justice Center Conference in Forth Worth, Texas.
APR 14UC Irvine geriatrician, Dr. Laura Mosqueda, to speak on "Elder Abuse: The National Perspective" at the 13th Annual Family Justice Center Conference in Forth Worth, Texas.
APR 11The April 2013 version of our quarterly e-newsletter, Elder Abuse Bytes, is now available at our newsletter archive page
APR 08The Center of Excellence is proud to exhibit at Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's 2013 speaker series on "Preserving Elder Lifestyles"
APR 05The Center of Excellence is proud to exhibit at Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's 2013 speaker series on "Preserving Elder Lifestyles"
APR 26The Center of Excellence is proud to exhibit at Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's 2013 speaker series on "Preserving Elder Lifestyles"
MAR 12-16Visit the National Center on Elder Abuse booth at the American Society on Aging's Aging in America Conference! Co-Director Mary Twomey to present at "It Takes a Village: Interventions for Protecting Older Americans From Financial Exploitation" Workshop on Tues, March 12
MAR 12-16Dr. Laura Mosqueda spoke to the KPCC radio program, "Air Talk," regarding a 911 call from a senior living community where no CPR was done on an ailing resident.
FEB 22UC Irvine psychologist, Bonnie Olsen, Ph.D., to speak at South County Senior Summit, hosted by O.C. Supervisor Pat Bates. Theme is: “Dignity,Safety, and Independence: Educating Older Adults and Honoring Veterans”
FEB 21Thank you for joining us for the free webinar, "Innovative Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Practices." Click here for the recording and slides from the presentation!
FEB 21Center of Excellence partner, Orange Label Art + Advertising, wins international leadership award for helping launch Ageless Alliance
FEB 11Register now for the upcoming free webinar, "Innovative Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Practices in California."
JAN 08Ageless Alliance member, Dr. Kerry Burnight, to serve as a guest expert on elder abuse issues on the Dr. Phil show on CBS
JAN 04Kerry Burnight, a UC Irvine gerontologist, says it's unknown how often elder abuse occurs within nursing hones in Orange County, where 28,000 older adults live in long-term care facilities.
JAN 01The Administration on Aging has proclaimed that 2013 is the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention. Click here to learn how you can participate!