Nebraska Save Our Seniors

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The Nebraska Save Our Seniors program empowers Nebraskans statewide aged 60+ in overcoming hardships caused by abuse, neglect, and/or financial exploitation. The program offers strengths-based, trauma-informed, person-centered services and referrals using a statewide circle of support that allows seniors to remain independent.

What Is Elder Abuse?

Also known as elder mistreatment, generally refers to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a family member, caregiver, or other person in a trust relationship that causes harm or creates a serious risk of harm to an older person. Elder abuse may include abuse that is physical, emotional/psychological (including threats), or sexual; neglect (including abandonment); and financial exploitation. This is a general definition; state definitions of elder abuse vary. Some definitions may also include fraud, scams, or financial crimes targeted at older people.

  • Physical: hitting, pinching, restraining
  • Sexual: forcing sex or pornographic viewing
  • Emotional: humiliation, ridicule, minimizing the elder’s opinion, isolation
  • Control: denying access to transportation, medicine, events, family and friends
  • Financial: identity theft, fraud, or financial crimes

Services Include:

  • Respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims;
  • Assist primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization;
  • Assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and
  • Provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security such as boarding up broken windows and replacing or repairing locks.
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If you or someone you know is facing a hardship caused by abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation, click the button below to make an online referral.

211 is a State of Nebraska Aging and Disabilities Resource Center. This effort is coordinated by Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services’ State Unit on Aging, through local Area Agencies on Aging, and in partnership with the disability organizations linked below.

United Way of the Midlands values diversity in its employees and stakeholders as a resource, which adds to our ability to understand and respond to our total community. This respect for differences is reflected in our responsiveness to our fellow co-workers, volunteers, program participants, and to the community we serve. 

We therefore: 

  • Provide equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. 
  • Assure equal opportunity and equal consideration to all applicants, employees and stakeholders. 
  • Are committed to understanding the political, economic, social and cultural context of our work activities. 
  • Act in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person, the community, the donors, our own staff and families, boards and volunteers

UWM is committed to equity and inclusivity. We strive to value the perspectives and contributions of all people and incorporate the needs and viewpoints of diverse individuals at all levels.

 

Stakeholders can file a complaint with UWM by emailing assist@UWMidlans.org or file a complaint with the Nebraska Crime Commission (NCC) at www.ncc.nebraska.gov