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September 28, 2017

My 2nd Experience with Elder Abuse-  Betrayal of Trust  

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September 26, 2017

My sister had been divorced for 17 years when she married her second husband. She had no children of her own, while he had three adult children by his prior marriage. My sister was a well-educated, highly respected professional social worker with a wide circle of friends and professional associates. She was my older and only sibling and we maintained a close relationship throughout our adult lives. I escorted her down the aisle at her first marriage because our father had passed away a year earlier and also did so at her second marriage. Even though we lived in different states and many miles apart during most of our adult years, we visited each other at least yearly and phoned each...

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September 23, 2017

My mom resided in an assisted living facility in San Diego for several years after my dad passed away. One day she noticed her heirloom silver and some jewelry had been stolen from  a closet shelf. I had warned her not to keep valuables there, but she came from the a different era where people trusted others. 

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September 21, 2017

My mother always balanced her checkbook but when we came to visit one time she told us she was confused as the totals always were off.  I noticed that there was a deduction taken out electronically.We contacted her bank and discovered that a company my mother had not heard of had taken money out of her account.  They had somehow found out her routing number and account number.  The bank told us this was a common problem with some clients having  had their entire accounts emptied .  We were advised to close the account and open a new account. Shortly after  we did so I noticed that the same things was happening again.  My mother  had cashed a small check that was sent to her....

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September 20, 2017

Tell us a little about yourself: I was a single father and raised my son from age 2 years old until he went off to college. I did advertising for start-up groups, and was an artist and a writer. I was a Middle school art teacher for 10 years. I also had a deli for a while in order for my son to have a safe place to work. After my son was in college, I went to seminary school and worked as a Chaplain as well as ran a counseling office. I’ve always had an adventurous spirit. Share a favorite memory: When my son was 3 years old, we lived in a apartment that was newly renovated. Around Christmas time we did the whole santa thing and that night I put presents out. The next morning my son...

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