Upcoming conference on elder financial abuse features “Last Will and Embezzlement” as well as Dr. Peter Lichtenberg
The partners of Starjack Entertainment, Pamela S. K. Glasner and Deborah Louise Robinson, are delighted and honored that Dr. Peter Lichtenberg, Director of the Wayne State Institute of Gerontology, will be one of the many distinguished panelists at its upcoming “Safeguarding the Golden Generation” conference in West Bloomfield, Detroit, on the 30th of September.
In addition to the aforesaid, Dr. Lichtenberg is also the Founding Director of the Wayne State University Lifespan Alliance, the Director of the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, the author of six books, a Professor of Psychology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has authored or co-authored over 150 peer review journal articles — in short, he has dedicated his life to the safety, well-being, good health, protection of, and advocacy for, the elderly.
Starjack Entertainment is actually conducting two conferences in Detroit, both of which will feature Starjack’s documentary, “Last Will and Embezzlement”, and will include keynote addresses from each township’s supervisor (the equivalent of a Mayor), as well as audience Q&A sessions and panel discussions …the panelists being, in addition to Dr. Lichtenberg, some of the finest minds and most notable and dedicated professionals in the fields of elder care and elder protection.
With the primary goal being to help America’s senior citizens avoid financial abuse and exploitation, the conferences will be on September 25th and 30th, at the Italian American Cultural Center in Clinton Township and the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield Township, respectively.
For Berman Theater/West Bloomfield tickets, go to https://theberman.jccdet.org/ticketing/ and scroll down to Sept. 30th
For Italian American Cultural Center/Clinton Township tickets, call 586-806-9875 (no online ticket services for this one)
Tickets will also be available at the door for both conferences.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue, was launched on June 15, 2006, to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting senior citizens.
Conferences, symposiums, seminars and training classes happen all around the world with this mission in mind.
As a victim’s daughter and also one of the two producers of the ground-breaking documentary “Last Will and Embezzlement”, Pamela S. K. Glasner will be addressing audiences in Washington DC (hosted by Wells Fargo Advisors, at the Mayflower Renaissance) and Phoenix Arizona (hosted by the Area Agency on Aging, at the Chandler Fashion Center) at events where the topic of the day will be the growing epidemic of elder financial abuse.
The DC event is on June 13th and the Phoenix event is on June 14th. If anyone is interested in further information, please visit the film’s official website: www.lastwillandembezzlement.com
Details of both conferences:
Washington DC Event:
Day & Time:
Thursday, 13 June, 2013, beginning at 5:30PM
Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington D.C. (202-347-3000)
Introduction and Welcome Reception followed by screening of “Last Will and Embezzlement”, which will by an audience Q&A featuring Film Producer Pamela S.K. Glasner. After that there will be a Panel Discussion with Professionals
· Liz Lowey – Chief, Elder Abuse Unit, Special Victims/Special Prosecutions Bureau New York County District Attorney’s Office
· Barbra Dieker, Director of Elder Rights, AoA
· Rachel Lakin - Administrator for Adult Protective Services - New Hampshire
Closing comments by Angel Zapata of Wells Fargo Advisors
Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Wells Fargo Advisors
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phoenix Arizona Event:
Day & Time:
Friday, 14 June, 2013, beginning at 10:30AM
Chandler Fashion Center, Chandler, Arizona (right near Phoenix)
Introduction and Welcome Reception followed by a performance by Ms. Senior Arizona. After that, there will be a screening of “Last Will and Embezzlement”, followed by comments from Keynote Speaker, Film Producer Pamela S.K. Glasner.
Awards will then be given for annual Junior High Arts Poster Competition: “Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse?”
Closing comments: Thank you and Call To Action
Area Agency on Aging – Region One
Phone: 602 280 1050
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In 'Part Three' of this series of articles, I closed with the very explosive idea of sympathy for the devil: feeling sorry for — and going so far as contemplating forgiveness for — someone who victimizes and devastates you, or those you care deeply about.
The question I posed last time was: after everything the perpetrator has done, in light of all the wreckage he has left behind, does he not deserve every bit of hate and venom my wounded heart can dredge up? I used to think so. In fact, I was certain of it. But then a dear friend said something to me, one single, simple sentence which I must have heard a million times throughout my life, and probably a million more since 2011, when I joined the ranks of those who wear the label of “victim” on their backs, just slightly below the hastily-scribbled sign which reads “kick me!” She said she felt sorry for the man, and it was clear, in the way she said it and in they way she looked at me as the words passed her lips, that she was suggesting I follow suit.
Feel sorry for him???
Except for instances in the entertainment industry, I have never heard the words “I feel sorry for you” used as anything other than a weapon. In fact, I cannot think of a single phrase packed with more insincerity than that one. When I was growing up, mothers used it as a precursor for how their errant children’s hind ends were going to feel as soon as Daddy got home from work; members of the Bertha-Better-Than-You cliques at school used it as reminders of their families’ financial superiority; I am not proud to admit that during my formative years, I myself bandied it about as an insult when all other verbal methods of humiliating some young foe had been exhausted. I never once thought of that phrase as something which could actually be a positive force in anyone’s life.
Then along came this woman-friend who calmly, lovingly, led me to what I have come to know as one of those Ah-ha! moments in life, a.k.a. an epiphany.
She said the perpetrator had to be a miserably unhappy man, that every act of hostility and misconduct from him was a pre-determined, ill-fated, piteous attempt on his part to fill a bottomless pit inside himself, a place where love should reside but, because of some twist of fate or some twisted wiring, simply does not. Like a heroine addict, he temporarily numbs the pain of his emptiness with another injection of human misery, but as soon as that short-lived euphoria wears off, which is as inevitable as the proverbial sunrise, he is off in search of another fix.
Yes, he may well be deserving of hate but, what he is, even more than that, is pathetic, and if I am going to spare him any part of myself at all, better it be my pity than my venom — better for me, if nothing else.
Join me next time when I discuss, in greater depth, actually letting go of the hate, finding a way to forgive, and healing my heart. One footnote: Please indulge me as I take a moment to extend a very special thanks to that woman-friend I mention above — first for being one of the most insightful women I know and, second, for being a good enough friend to generously share her love and her peace.
Pamela S. K. Glasner is a published author and a filmmaker. Learn more about Ms. Glasner at http://www.starjackentertainment.com/ and on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/am5mjoy . You can read parts one thru three of this series of articles on The Huffington Post.
Copyright by Pamela S. K. Glasner © 2013, All Rights Reserved
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The first of a series of new articles by Starjack partner Pamela S. K. Glasner is now on the Huffington Post: an uncompromising look at being victimized, the long road to recovery, the hunger to live again, and one woman’s successful journey.
Bill Clinton, Alan Rickman, China, American Idol, Tim Allen, Obamacare, Sarah Palin, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Charlie Sheen,
Click on the image to go to the Huffington Post to read the complete article … and then check back weekly for the next chapters!
(and, after reading it, if you feel so inspired, it'd be lovely if you could scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and post a comment. Thanks!!)