Recently, Rochester’s stat delegation, led by Joe Robach, voted to boost financial support for seniors by increasing the funding for Elder Abuse Prevention to $750,000. Joe Robach is proud to be a part of the group that voted in favor of this proposal. This is an unprecedented level of funding for this program and Ann Marie Cook, President/ CEO of Lifespan of Greater Rochester, recently held a ceremony to personally thank the Rochester delegation for their hard work and dedication in securing this level of funding for a program this is vital to the well being of senior citizens in our area.
“Elder abuse touches too many people, literally hundreds of thousands of older New Yorkers each year,” Cook said. “With the support of the Governor and the Rochester delegation, Lifespan will be able to continue our work to protect older adults from financial exploitation, physical abuse, neglect and emotional abuse that is far too hidden from view. On behalf of all the people we advocate for, I want to thank our leaders in Albany for standing up for older adults.”
Our seniors have done so much to help their families and help to make the world a better place,” said Senator Joe Robach. “Not only is it critically important, but absolutely the right course of action to put safeguards in place to protect their dignity and make sure they are not abused. This funding will go a long way to ensuring that occurs in our community.”
Since 1998, Lifespan has been involved in thousands of elder abuse/mistreatment cases and trained more than 25,000 professionals from Buffalo to Brooklyn to recognize elder abuse and what steps to take when it is identified. Joe Robach has been a longtime advocate for our senior population and understands how important it is that they are not only cared for, but also that funding for the services they rely daily upon continues to be implemented in the budget each year.