The Upstate Elder Abuse Center at Lifespan is a provider of education and training in New York State upon request. 

To increase recognition and reporting of elder mistreatment, neglect and financial exploitation, Lifespan trains professionals and those who work with or have frequent contact with older adults to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse and mistreatment, and to work collaboratively to facilitate intervention and prevention. 

Lifespan staff also provide informational presentations for organizations, community groups, caregivers, and others to raise public awareness of elder mistreatment, its signs and symptoms, and knowledge of where to turn when there is suspected abuse. We also provide education about scams/ID theft.

For more information about training/education, contact Lifespan at 585-244-8400, or email