The York County Elder Abuse Task Force, established in 2005, is a group of committed professionals from many fields, including but not limited to law enforcement, social services, legal services for the elderly and financial institutions.
We come together to share our knowledge and skills, to serve as a resource to educate the public about elder abuse, and ultimately eliminate it as a problem in York county.
We as a task force have been able to be a part of and developed many innovative and nationally recognized activities surrounding our elders including: the “Wishing Well” program which grants our local elders a wish of their lifetime; we sponsor a scholarship for graduating seniors based on a winning essay involving a theme of elder abuse, we conduct mobile awareness discussions and presentations, we hold an annual educational conference and we have produced a training video just to name a few!
Confidential 24-7 Hotline
If you or someone you know is being abused by a partner or family member, we're here to listen, assist with safety planning, and connect callers to support groups, our legal team, emergency shelter, transitional housing, etc.
Legal advice for persons age 60 and over regarding health care & insurance, Medicare (including PArt D), MaineCare (Medicaid), Social Security, pension and retirement benefits, powers of attorney, physical and financial abuse, guardianship defense and other issues.
Older adults and people with disabilities of any age can access Medicare and health insurance counseling, Meals on Wheels, Senior dining centers, caregiver support, Money Minders, etc.
To report or ask questions about reporting the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an incapacitated or dependant adult.
Or dial 411 and ask for your local police department