Elder Rights Center



The Elder Rights Center helps seniors and their loved ones prevent, respond to and recover from crimes, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

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  • In FY 2018, the Elder Rights Center provided direct crime recovery services including advocacy, safety planning, resource referrals, and other services to over 4,000 older victims of crime. 
  • In 2019, the Elder Rights Center held 69 community outreach events, presentations, and PSAs for older adults and professionals in Palm Beach County on topics such as crime prevention and recovery, elder abuse, fraud, scams, and identity theft. In total, these presentations and PSAs reached over 38,000 older adults, aging professionals, and caregivers/loved ones.

The Elder Rights Center’s Senior Advocates, our dedicated volunteers who connect with and assist older victims of crime, recently won the 2019 Shalloway & Shalloway Elder Advocate Award for excellence in serving our community.   

Read the article at https://www.youragingresourcecenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.details&ArticleId=148


The Elder Rights Center's Senior Advocate Program was also recently featured in an article highlighting elder justice volunteer programs nationwide.  

Read the article at nyceac.org/elder-justice-volunteerism/


link to Volunteer Opportunities


Join our senior advocacy team of volunteers and make a real difference in the lives of seniors and disabled adults in our community.       


Advocacy for Senior Crime Victims  The Elder Rights Center provides direct assistance to older adults after a crime is reported to law enforcement. Older crime victims receive an array of services to help them recover from the crime and set up financial safeguards to protect themselves in the future. Our valued Senior Advocate Volunteers reach out to crime victims to share information and resources and inform older adults of their rights to victim compensation.
Crime Prevention – Our staff and volunteers keep track of current scams, trends and crime prevention tips so we can share them with others. Contact us to schedule a free crime prevention presentation for your group of seniors. Favorite topics include: Fraud and Scams, Holiday Safety, and Preventing Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation.
Professional Training – Whether you are a caregiver or just part of a caring community, knowing how to recognize and respond to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation is a necessary skill. The Elder Rights Center offers training tailored to the needs of professionals in the law enforcement, health care, senior housing and public service arenas.  Contact us to schedule a free training.
Public Awareness – Help older adults and their loved ones and caregivers fight back by sharing information about common scamstips for preventing crime, and how to report crimes. Please see our resources below for more information.




Abuse / Neglect / Exploitation
Crime Prevention & Victim Assistance
Fraud & Scams
Identity Theft

Help with Handling Someone Else's Money

Managing Someone Else’s Money Guides for Florida, from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

Other Financial Issues

Who to Call for Help

Older Floridians Handbook (A Guide to Laws & Programs Affecting Older Floridians)


Questions? Need help? Please call (561) 684-5885 and press option 3 to leave a voicemail for our Elder Rights Center. We check our voicemail daily and will respond to you as quickly as possible.


In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). Or contact the Department of Legal Affairs, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, or call 850-414-3300.


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