Critics: NY Needs to do More to Protect Seniors from Abuse

The World Health Organization estimates 1 in 6 people 60 years and older experienced some form of abuse last year. Elder abuse is expected to rise globally as many countries are experiencing rapidly aging populations. Rockland State Senator David Carlucci says it’ll take a multi-pronged approach to help turn those numbers around…

Jimmy Finn of Clarkstown, an advocate for senior citizens, says New York isn’t doing enough to thwart those who abuse its senior population …

Part of the problem is that many seniors who are abused never report they’ve been a victim. A New York State study found only 1 in 24 cases of elder abuse gets reported to adult protective services or law enforcement.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.