Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Matt Denn

Delaware’s Senior Protection Initiative


Protecting Seniors

Senior Protection Initiative is run by the Delaware Attorney General’s Office and consists of a three part approach: Public Education, Law Enforcement Education, and a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) comprised of prosecutors, police, and social services representatives to promote awareness regarding elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. The Senior Protection Initiative’s Elder Abuse Brochure explains the initiative in more detail.

The Senior Protection Initiative is available to speak on fraud, scams, and senior vulnerabilities to community, faith-based or social organizations. If you are interested in hosting a presentation, please contact us at

What’s Happening

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
Each year, the Delaware Department of Justice’s Senior Protection Initiative recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 with events in all three counties. Based on the theme of the year, the events are designed to highlight the resources available to elder abuse victims and their families. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to wear purple, the official color for elder abuse awareness.

Attorney General Matthew P. Denn and the Senior Protection Initiative invite you to join us as we commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017. Visit us at one of these four locations to get your “STOP Elder Abuse” ribbon, pick up valuable resources, and ask questions of various representatives from State agencies that provide services to older adults. Check out this year’s flyer HERE!

Carvel State Building Lobby
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Christiana Mall—near Target
132 Christiana Mall
Newark, DE 19702
Dover Mall—near Macy’s
1365 N. Dupont Hwy.
Dover, DE 19901
Bethany Beach Boardwalk—near Clock
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

New Medicare Cards are on the Way!
Changes are coming to your Medicare card. By April 2019, your card will be replaced with one that no longer shows your Social Security number. Instead, your card will have a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) that will be used for billing and for checking your eligibility and claim status. And it will all happen automatically – you won’t have to pay anyone or give anyone information, no matter what someone might tell you.

Learn more HERE.

Shred Events and Waste Collection Events hosted by DSWA

Protect yourself from identity theft by shredding documents with personal identifying information. Free shred events take place throughout the State of Delaware – don’t miss the opportunity!

DSWA & DOJ Shred Events


Report Elder Abuse

If you suspect a senior citizen is a victim of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation, please call Delaware’s Adult Protective Services at 1-800-223-9074 and your local police agency. If you suspect a case of elder abuse in a Delaware licensed long-term care or assisted living facility, please contact the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection at 1-877-453-0012 and your local police agency.

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