Sen. Kelly Helps Seniors Learn the Warning Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

July 15, 2019

Senator Kelly speaks at seminar on warning signs for elder abuse and financial mismanagement

State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) was a featured speaker at a seminar on preventing financial elder abuse on July 10, 2019 at the Litchfield Inn. Sen. Kelly, who serves as ranking member of the General Assembly’s Aging Committee and works as an elder law attorney, was joined by AARP’s fraud prevention team to discuss how to spot financial exploitation and avoid becoming a victim. The seminar was hosted by the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging.

Approximately one in five people ages 65 or older reports being a victim of financial fraud or abuse. Nine in ten people who commit elder abuse are trusted individuals such as family members. It’s important to be aware of the warning signs to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Resources are available across the state to help people who think they may be a victim or know someone who is a victim of elder abuse. If you have questions or concerns, consider contacting your local Area Agency on Aging or visiting their websites for more information. Abuse can also be reported to the Protective Services for the Elderly in Connecticut.


  • Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging

203-757-5449 OR 1-800-994-9422

  • Southwestern CT Agency on Aging

(203) 333-9288

  • Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut


  • Protective Services for the Elderly in Connecticut