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Sounding the Shofar: A Wake-up Call to the Epidemic of Elder Abuse

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Joy Solomon

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 81:3-4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Older people)

Keywords: Elderly; Social Services; Violence

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This article examines the epidemic of elder abuse in the United States from a general as well as a Jewish context. It focuses on different community responses, primarily looking at the nation's first comprehensive shelter for victims of elder abuse. The article also provides practical information for creating community-based programs, whether for victim assistance or for elder abuse professionals.