Safety in the Golden Years
Sunday, October 20, 2013 – Saturday, October 31, 2013
Senior citizens represent the most rapidly growing segment of the
population in the United States according to the 2010 Census. One in every eight Americans is currently age 65 or older, a total of
more than 33.6 million. Due to the natural consequences of aging, some seniors
can be more vulnerable to certain crimes like elder abuse and fraud. Seniors—along with their family members, loved ones, and
caregivers—can learn how to prevent crimes against seniors to help them get the
“golden years” they deserve.
Seniors Radio Ad: This radio-ready public service announcement emphasizes
the need for friends and loved ones of seniors to be vigilant for signs of
potential elder abuse (available in 30 second and 60 second formats)
to Believe Radio Ad: This radio-ready public service announcement
illustrates that elder abuse may not be as rare as people think and can help
prevent elder abuse in your community (available in 30 second and 60 second formats)
Elder Abuse Rapid Response Flier: This
ready-to-use print tool gives tips on how to spot and respond to suspected
elder abuse (available in palm card, flier, and poster sizes)
Improving Public Safety Series Podcast on
Senior Crime: This
informative podcast features Doug Shadel, Senior State Director of AARP, as he
describes helpful ways seniors and their families can protect themselves from
Call: This radio-ready public service announcement provides useful tips on
how to avoid becoming a scam victim (available in 30 second and 60 second formats).
Elder Financial Fraud News Segment: This video highlights the prevalence and severity of elder financial
fraud and provides tips on how to avoid being scammed.
for Scoundrels” TV Ad: This public service announcement ad works
with the Seniors and Telemarketing Fraud
101 booklet to teach seniors how to avoid scams.
Crime Print Tool: This
reproducible print outreach tool gives tips on how seniors can foil “scoundrels
and scams” (available in flier, palm card, and poster size)
General Senior Safety
with Older Americans:
This short document provides general tips for keeping seniors physically and
Seniors Brochure: This reproducible brochure gives useful tips to seniors
on how to stay safe while out and about, while at home, and while considering
financial transactions (available in English and Spanish)
Citizens Against Crime
Brochure: This reproducible
brochure provides a wide range of crime prevention tips for senior citizens.
Geriatric Pocket Doc– This handy pocket guide on common geriatric conditions, medications, and signs of abuse was created by the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect. Useful for social workers, law enforcement, and other professional who may encounter elder abuse, this resource is “like having a doctor in your pocket!”