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University of Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults

Fall 2011 Conference
Broken Trust – Elder Financial Abuse

November 14, 2011, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

University of Kentucky Medical Center Auditorium,
Albert B. Chandler Pavilion Lexington, KY
Keynote Speaker: Mickey Rooney
(Live Teleconference from LA)

Photo of Mickey Rooney

Joe Yule Jr., also known as Mickey Rooney, was born September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. Mickey Rooney, who began his career as a child star and acted in more than 200 movies gave an emotional testimony before a senate panel on elder abuse in March, 2011. In 1944, Rooney entered military service. He served more than 21 months, until shortly after the end of World War II. He earned an Honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, a special Juvenile Oscar he shared with Deana Durbin in 1939, five Oscar nominations, one Emmy Award, five Emmy Nominations and two Golden Globes. Mickey's career has extended through many generations and in many different directions. Mickey Rooney: actor, survivor, inventor and Hollywood living legend.

Agenda (pdf format)
For online Registration click here.

7:30 – 8:30 Registration– Continental Breakfast

8:30– 9:15 Welcome and Remarks:
-Pam Teaster, PhD, Director, Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults, University of Kentucky College of Public Health
-Mayor Jim Gray
-Congressman Ben Chandler
-Michael Karpf, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, UK HealthCare

9:15—10:25 Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Presentation
-Introduction: Pamela B. Teaster, PhD, Director, Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults, University of Kentucky College of Public Health
-James O‟Brien, MD, University of Louisville and
-Kelly May, BA, Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions

10:25– 10:45 Break & Vendor Visit

10:45 - 12:00 MetLife Mature Market Presentation: The MetLife Study of Elder Financial Exploitation: Crimes of Occasion, Predation, and Desperation
-Introduction: Daniel Murphy, JD, Assistant Dean, University of Kentucky College of Law
-John Migliaccio, PhD, MetLife Mature Market Institute
-Karen A. Roberto, PhD, Director, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech University
-Pamela B. Teaster, PhD, Director, Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults,
University of Kentucky College of Public Health

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
-Networking – Box lunch UKMC lobby and or patio
-Professional Women's Lunch and Learn – Conference Room 1
- Carolyn B. Kenton, JD, Kentucky Guardianship Assoc. Business Lunch – Conference Room 2

1:00 - 2:00 Keynote Speaker - Mickey Rooney (Live Teleconference from LA)
-Introduction: Michael Karpf, MD

2:00– 3:00 Financial Abuse and Medical Perspectives
-Moderator: Emery Wilson, MD
-Panel: James Borders, MD, James O‟Brien, MD, Pam Stein, DMD, MPH, and Thomas Wallace, MD, JD, MBA

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15 – 3:45 Financial Abuse and Political Perspectives
-Introduction: Mark Birdwhistell, MPA
-Jimmie Lee, Kentucky State Representative

3:45 – 4:45 Legal Perspective
-Introduction: Wanda Delaplane, JD Robert McClelland, JD

About Us

Big Ideas Start Small

Welcome to the University of Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults (JCEVA).  The Center was launched Friday, June 12, 2009, by a visionary community of concerned citizens. These professionals are from all walks of life including law enforcement, financial and medical professionals, government officials and also your next door neighbor. The Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults (JCEVA) is housed at the University of Kentucky in the College of Public Health, under the direction of Dr. Pamela B. Teaster, PH. D.  

Our Vision and Mission

Creating a Safe Reality for the Elderly and Vulnerable

The Center is dedicated to research and educational efforts intended to make a difference in the lives of older Kentuckians. Textbooks and research speak to the huge problem of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly whether it takes the form of emotional, financial, mental, physical, sexual or social mistreatment.

The Extent and Implication of Elder Abuse 

Just the Facts-

Here’s how you can help –

We want to make a difference; a change that will measurably improve the lives of Kentucky elders and vulnerable adults:

We invite you to join us in turning any of the following big ideas into reality. 

Research Efforts
Educational Efforts
Contact Information:

Anthony Hartsfield
Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement
Phone: (859) 218-2028