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8th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - completed

A conference for Everyone

The Faces of Elder Abuse

What do they look like?
Friday, June 10, 2016 9:00 a.m.  to 1:00pm
Check in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Location:  Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge #275-29 Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie NY  12603
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Keynote Speaker: Arlene M. Markarian , Chief of the Elder Abuse Unit Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney's Office
For information contact Kathy Sheehan, Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Directions to Elks Lodge
2016 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Sponsors
Diamond - $2,000+
Anne and Abe Effron Fund-Donor Advised of the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley
Lifespan NYS EAEOP Community Mini-Grant

 Platinum - $1,000

Gold - $750



Silver - $500

Central Hudson Gas & Electric


Friends of Seniors of DC

Hamaspik Choice Inc. MLTC

MVP Healthcare Inc.

Prime Health Choice

VNS Westchester

Bronze - $250

Always There Home Care

Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County

Fidelis Care

Helping Other People Everywhere

The Pines at Poughkeepsie

Valley Vista Social Day Care

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Chamber of Commerce recognizes Mediation Center during Ribbon Cutting event

Many gathered to celebrate as the Chamber of Commerce recognized the Mediation Center of Dutchess County during its Ribbon Cutting event. Our center has reorganized and expanded to the 3rd floor allowing for an additional mediation room, client consultation room, a new waiting area on the 2nd floor, along with a new volunteer/intern work space on the 3rd floor. The Mediation Center of Dutchess County offers mediation, training and conflict education.  It's programs include placing mediators in the courts, helping resolve family conflicts, an Anti-Bullying Initiative, and a Coalition on Elder Abuse.


5th Annual Anti-bullying Walkathon Hero Walk

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County will hold its 5th Annual Anti-bullying Walkathon - Hero Walk on the Walkway Over The Hudson (Poughkeepsie, NY - East approach), Saturday, April 30 to increase community education and action on bullying - an issue that affects people right here in the Hudson Valley.

Children frequently involved in bullying are at a significant risk of withdrawing from school activities, poor school performance, as well as suffering from various health problems such as anxiety, depression, sleeping difficulties, suicide attempts and in some cases, even suicide completion.

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