About the Elder Abuse Alliance
During the summer of 1999, the Genesee County Elder Abuse Task Force was organized as a volunteer organization. Our goal is to improve the lives of older adults in Genesee County by:
- Increasing the awareness of elder abuse
- Improving the response to incidents of elder abuse
- Developing strategies to prevent elder abuse
- Enhancing coordination among service providers
In the spring of 2010, the Task Force merged with the advisory committee for the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department Elder Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Unit. The Sheriff’s Department receives funding from the Genesee County senior millage to investigate complaints of violations of criminal laws related to elder abuse.
The EAA is a non-profit charitable corporation that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are welcome and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Elder Abuse Alliance Meetings
The Elder Abuse Alliance meets on the first Thursday of each month at 9:00am. Our meetings take place in the lower level of the Genesee County Administration Building, in the Human Resources Training Room. Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting as a guest and/or join the EAA as a member. Joining is as simple as attending a meeting and signing in with your name, organization, and email address. There are no dues or applications to join.
Genesee County Administration Building
Elder Abuse Alliance Board
The Board of Directors consists of 15 members, elected to three-year staggered terms. The Executive Committee consists of the four elected officers of the Board of Directors; officer elections are held every July at the annual meeting.
Assisted Living Provider
Elder Law Attorney, Retired
Adult Services Supervisor
Diane Nims, RN
Home Health Provider
Elder Law Paralegal
Genesee County Probate Court
Local Long Term Care Ombudsman
Charles P. Tommasulo
Elder Law Attorney
Program Coordinator & Contract Management
Elder Abuse Alliance Members
Membership in the Elder Abuse Alliance is open to anyone in the community who is committed to the mission of the Elder Abuse Alliance: to improve the quality of life for at risk older adults by protecting their rights, dignity, and promoting their independence and safety. There are no membership dues. The current membership includes individuals from law enforcement agencies, Adult Protective Services, legal services, Probate Court, elder law attorneys, health care facilities, home health providers, assisted living facilities, senior services providers, social workers, and financial institutions.
For general inquiries please contact us at:
P.O. Box 998, Flint, MI 48501
Please note that as a volunteer organization with no staff and a very small budget we are not able to respond to requests for individual advice or assistance regarding specific situations. However we welcome your comments on the information provided on this website, as well as your suggestions for additions or improvements to the site.
For information on a wide range of resources available in Genesee County for seniors, click here to view the Genesee County Commission on Aging’s Senior Resource Directory.
For information on other elder justice programs in Michigan contact the Michigan Elder Justice Coordinating Council at mielderjustice.org.