‘I’m Petitioning … for the Return of My Life’

Artice from New York Times December 9, 2018 regarding forced guardianships and the horrors it can create for clients.  Read more…

Orion is creating a resource for its members who suspect that they are dealing with potential elder abuse situations, to avoid unnecessary reporting to Adult Protective Services.  Such reports can create greater nightmares and horror situations.


Perry A. Shulman, CPA
Chair- Orion Elder Abuse Committee


New data show hundreds of thousands of elder abuse cases even with huge reporting gaps

“Across the USA, solitude has become a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of senior citizens living at home.” This article was in the November 28, 2018 edition of USA Today.  You may find it to be of interest.

Click here to be directed to article ———->   https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/11/27/elderly-abuse-neglect-federal-government-statistics/2113361002/


Best Regards,

Perry A. Shulman, CPA
Chair – Orion Elder Abuse Committee


The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment

“Despite having many friends in their 70s, 80s and 90s, I’ve been far too slow to realize that how we respond to aging is a choice made in the mind, not in the gym.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/well/live/the-secret-to-aging-well-contentment.html



Social Security Presentation (delivered by Bernie Rosen)

On June 13, 2018, Bernie Rosen, Public Affairs Specialist, shared an overview of the Social Security program at the Orion NYC Chapter meeting. Bernie’s depth of knowledge from decades with the Social Security Administration made him an excellent educational resource and ‘answer man’ for the many attendee questions.

Bernie and his colleague, Nilsa Henriquez, also made informative presentations at the Orion Westchester and Long Island meetings in the past year.

Based on members’ requests, here is an abbreviated version of Bernie’s slides.  While the data was current as of June 13th, regulations can change so be sure to check with the SSA for the most up-to-date information. Download here

Carey Gold



The theme of this article appearing in the February 2018 edition of the AARP Magazine is that in many cases, the people one knows best are most likely to cheat or swindle them.    Click below to retrieve the article:  https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2018/family-fraud.html

Submitted by Perry A. Shulman, CPA  Chair, Elder Abuse Focus Committee  March 12, 2018