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Resource and Events Calendar

The Division of Consumer Protection would like to promote events in the community related to Consumer Protection and Public Advocacy awareness and education. If you have an event that you would like to promote, please complete the Event Submission Form online or download a PDF version to submit to our office.

Title Event Date Location Description
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day -

Per the Administration for Community Living (ACL), World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006, by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations (UN). WEAAD aims to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. In addition, WEAAD is held in support of the UN International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. This observance serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Resources:

Administration for Community Living: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Resources and Upcoming EJCC Meeting, https://acl.gov/news-and-events/announcements/world-elder-abuse-awareness-day-resources-now-available-save-date

Center for Elder Law and Justice: Elder Abuse Prevention Unit, https://www.elderjusticeny.org/elder-abuse

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: How to find help responding to elder financial abuse, https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/educator-tools/resources-for-older-adults/elder-abuse-resources/

Erie County Senior Services: Adult Protective Services/Elder Abuse, https://www3.erie.gov/seniorservices/adult-protective-serviceselder-abuse

National Institute on Aging: Elder Abuse, https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/elder-abuse

New York State Office of the Aging: Elder Abuse, How to Get Help — For Yourself or a Loved One, https://aging.ny.gov/programs/elder-abuse

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: How do I report elder abuse or abuse of an older person or senior? https://www.hhs.gov/answers/programs-for-families-and-children/how-do-i-report-elder-abuse/index.html

U.S. Department of Justice: Elder Justice Initiative (EJI), https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice

 

University Express - Identity Theft & Credit Presentation - Hamburg Senior Community Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg, NY 14075

Identity Theft & Credit

Let’s talk about ways to ensure your identity is protected, how to avoid identity theft and why you should review your credit report on a regular basis. Have you reviewed your credit report recently?

Instructor: Jennifer Andres, Director of Consumer Protection, Erie County Department of Public Advocacy

Call the Hamburg Senior Community Center at 716-646-0665 to register.         

National Insurance Awareness Day -

National Insurance Awareness Day is observed on June 28, and is the perfect time to review your insurance policies and determine whether any of your needs have changed. 

Resources:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - CMS.gov: 

FEMA - National Insurance Flood Program: https://agents.floodsmart.gov/articles/national-insurance-awareness-day

HealthCare.gov:  How can I get consumer help if I have insurance? https://www.healthcare.gov/how-can-i-get-consumer-help-if-i-have-insurance/

New York State Department of Financial Services: 

Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC): Insurance Consumer Protection, https://www.occ.treas.gov/static/ots/exam-handbook/ots-exam-handbook-1380.pdf

Military Consumer Month -

July is recognized as Military Consumer Month, an annual observance to increase awareness of consumer protections and financial readiness for servicemembers, veterans, and military families. Military families make enormous sacrifices for our nation, but as a result of their service, they often face some unique financial challenges.

Resources:

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - Financial resources for serving servicemembers, veterans, and military families

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - July: Month of the Military Consumer

Military Consumer (joint initiative) - Military Consumer, Your Tool for Financial Readiness 

National Credit Union Association (MyCreditUnion.gov) - Military Consumer Month, Protect Yourself and Your Financial Footprint 

Independent Health Foundation - Good for the Neighborhood Event - Mt. Olive Baptist Church - 701 East Delavan Avenue Buffalo, NY 14215

GOOD FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD

A healthy neighborhood starts with a healthy family, and a healthy family starts here.

Established in 2006 by the Independent Health Foundation, Good for the Neighborhood is a free, community-based wellness program that brings health-related training and tools to areas where access to health care is limited. Individuals and families are encouraged to manage and improve their health by attending quarterly health fair style events and workshops. Good for the Neighborhood offers valuable health and wellness resources to participants where they live, work and play.

 

Free Health and Wellness event to the community happening at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Tue Aug 6th, 2024 - 10 to 11:30 am
 

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

701 East Delavan Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14215

 

The Senior Safety Summit - William-Emslie Family YMCA - 585 William Street, Buffalo, NY, 14206

The NY StateWide Senior Action Council, NYS Senior Medicare Patrol, and the Erie County Department of Senior Services presents: The Senior Safety Summit on August 29, 2024 from 9 am - 12 pm at the William-Emslie Family YMCA.

Fraud, Scams & Resource Fair

Hear from experts, services, and community organizations committed to ensuring the safety and protection of your financial and healthcare needs. 

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Buffalo Police Department
  • Evans Bank
  • Erie County Senior Services
  • Niagara County Investigator
  • NYS Division of Consumer Protection
  • NYS Senior Medicare Patrol

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, please contact 800-333-4374.