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					                     Elder Abuse and Guardianship Abuse Listening Session
The Elder Abuse and Guardianship Victim’s Taskforce for Change is made up of advocates, victims and family
members of elderly and disabled victims who have been declared incapacitated. They have come together to
create a voice for these silent victims of abuse and financial exploitation. In recognition of International Elder
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Abuse Awareness Day, approximately 35 citizens from 15 states (including AZ, CA, CT, FL, IL, MI, MA, MD, NC, NY,
NJ, OH, PA, TX, VA and WA) are traveling to Capitol Hill where they will share the stories of their incapacitated
elderly or disabled loved ones who have been silent victims of abuse and exploitation. They will each talk about
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their experience in their state and how it impacted their own lives and the lives of their families.

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The goal of the taskforce is to be a voice for those who have no voice sharing their stories with each other, with
agencies and with leaders on the Hill who have the power to make a difference and to bring an end to th this
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travesty. Listening session participants will meet with legislators and will convene a working session where they
will craft recommendations for improvement that can be made to end to elder abuse and guardianship abuse. A
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petition signed by over 1200 people asking for national reform will also be presented to legislators on the Hill.

Date          : June 14, 2011
Time          : 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
Where         : 2237 Rayburn Building – Capitol Hill

If we do not act now we will have a humanitarian crisis in this country! The Alzheimer’s Association in their recent
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report (titled ”Generation Alzheimer’s” predicts that nearly half of the baby boomers will get Alzheimer’s by age
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85 ! This should raise serious alarms. W cannot wait any longer, we must act NOW to end elder abuse and
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exploitation of all elderly and adults with disabilities especially those who are found to be legally incapacitated
                                                               felon),
who lose all rights (they have fewer rights than a convicted felon) who lose their autonomy and control of their
own lives, who lose all their property and often lose access to their own loved ones when they need them most. most

You are invited to attend our listening session and we look forward to seeing you there. We are not asking for
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speakers, we are simply asking that you come and listen as we speak for those who have no voice. If you or
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someone from your office or agency will be able to attend, please RSVP to NOTEGA@stopelderabuse.net.

Note: On June 15th, the International Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Congressional Victims Right’s Caucus will
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hold a briefing on elder abuse. Latifa Ring, who founded the taskforce, and taskforce member Terri Abelar, of
                                                      speaking at the event.
Aging Solutions out of California will be among those spea

Hubert Humphrey once said :

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"The moral test of a government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of their life, the
children, those who are in the twilight of their lives, the elderly and those who are in the shadows of life, the
disabled the weak and the vulnerable.

How will we be judged as a nation, if we do not work together to end the abuse of the elderly and disabled?



   This Event is organized by The National Organization to End Guardianship Abuse (NOTEGA) and The National Elder Abuse Guardianship Victims
                  Taskforce– P.O. Box 691868 - Houston, Texas. 77269-1868 - www.stopelderabuse.net – email : NOTEGA@stopelderabuse.net