The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held its first hearing of the 114th Congress on February 4, 2015.  Signifying the importance and timeliness of elder abuse, the Committee chose “Broken Trust: Combating Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Seniors” as its topic.

Philip Marshall, the grandson of former New York socialite, Brooke Astor, spoke about his grandmother’s financial exploitation by his father at the recent hearing. 

Senator Collins opened the hearing by announcing that the Committee’s three
areas of focus in 2015 would be financial schemes and scams, retirement
security, and investments in biomedical research.

You can read more about the hearing at the below link

http://www.americanbar.org/publications/bifocal/vol_36/issue_3_february2015/hearing_elder_justice.html

About Jerry

Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. Jerry dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of life care planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid & VA benefits, and advocacy for the elderly and disabled. He is past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, former chair of the elder law section of the NJ State Bar Association, and past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association. Jerry continues to be an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about legal issues related to seniors and those with disabilities. Jerry’s community activities include the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups. When not in the office, Jerry spends time with his wife, Erica, and their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fifteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

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