Task Force on the Prevention & Education of Elder Abuse,
Greene and Columbia Counties
Mission Statement: Task Force on Elder Abuse of Greene and Columbia Counties is a coalition of individuals and organizations whose purpose is to prevent elder abuse through education and outreach.
Founded in 2015, the coalition began as a small group of citizens and professionals concerned about the rising problem of elder abuse in our communities. Our counties present a problem common among rural communities—access to services, staying safe “at home,” distance from loved ones and isolation.
Services of the Task Force:
Presentations by Professionals
Information on “how to access” help
Referrals to services or other professionals
Education, communication and awareness
Keys to Prevention:
Safety through companionship, partnership, access to services and communication
Organizational Members of Task Force:
Safe at Home
Legal Aid of Northeastern New York
The Legal Project
Mayor Lee McGunnigile The Town of Tannersville
Greene County Office for the Aging
Columbia County Office for the Aging
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Columbia County District Attorney’s Office
Assembly Member Didi Barrett
Community Action Domestic Violence
Columbia Memorial Hospital
Hearthstone Care Adult Day Program
Please contact Common Ground for more information or to become a member. Thank you!
"Shedding Light on Elder Abuse," Five Informational events held at local area libraries and senior centers, funded, in part through the Monroe County Office for the Aging NYS Office for the Aging, US Administration on Aging, Lifespan of Rochester and Participant Contributions.