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Dark Secrets: The Terrible Truth About Elder Abuse in the Family

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Name: Dark Secrets: The Terrible Truth About Elder Abuse in the Family
Date: June 20, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Event Description:

Brooke Astor, wealthy New York philanthropist, writer, and socialite, was recognized for her generosity towards those less fortunate. Known as the “Aristocrat of the People,” she funded many worthy causes throughout her lifetime. While she spent most of the year working in New York, each summer she refueled at her beloved home in Northeast Harbor in Maine.

Brooke Astor is also known for something else, something far more sinister. In her later years, Mrs. Astor was abused — isolated, deprived, manipulated, and exploited — by her only child who gained control of millions of dollars that she had bequeathed to charities. It was her grandson, Philip Marshall, who, with the help of many concerned persons and law enforcement, saved his grandmother.

Join us to hear Philip Marshall's story and to participate in an on-site Maine Public Maine Calling radio program immediately following which will include panelists Mr. Marshall, Kathy Stokes (Director of AARP Fraud Prevention Programs) and Atty. Benjamin Jenkins (Legal Services for Maine Elders).

Meet our collaborative organizations from 9-9:45. Mr. Marshall will begin his address promptly at 10 a.m. Maine Calling runs from 11-12 p.m. A light lunch will be offered at 12:15.

Location:
Gracie Theatre at Husson University, 180 College Circle, Bangor, ME 04401
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact Information:
AARP Maine, me@aarp.org
Fees/Admission:
Free but registration required: https://states.aarp.org/maine/elder-abuse 
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