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In this article, Georgia Anetzberger, PhD, ACSW, remembers a friend of 30 years named “Jenny” who died last year.

Even though Jenny exhibited many of the established elder abuse risk factors, she did not become a victim of elder abuse. She was instead able to live life on her own terms.

She possessed four qualities that helped her live at home alone, thrive despite disability, and remain abuse-free.

Read more about the steps she took in her life to prevent elder abuse.

How To Not Be a Victim: Remembering Jenny by Georgia Anetzberger, PhD, ACSW



Estate Planning attorney, Terry Garrett, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is active in the Texas and Austin Bar Associations. She graduated with honors from Cornell University. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.

She assists families of people with special needs, people planning for the retirement years and people administering estates.

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