Family gatherings are more commonplace in December, and older adults without families can experience more acute social isolation. Since isolation is both a risk factor for and a consequence of elder abuse, we decided to ask you - our social media followers and colleagues - to commit to speaking with an older adult in December. Our hope was that, by sharing this campaign, we could support older adults and contribute towards the prevention of elder abuse during the 2017 holiday season. More →
|By Haya El Nasser, USA TODAY
This USA Today article focuses on the need for more elder abuse shelters, mentioning that NYCEAC’s partner – the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx in New York City – is a model for others in the country. Click here to view the article.
For more information about shelter options in NYC, go to: https://nyceac.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/NYCs-Temporary-Shelter-Options-for-Elder-Abuse-Victims.pdf