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 →
Brian Kravtiz has served as Search and Care’s Executive Director since 2006, and prior to that worked with the traumatically brain-injured at Mt. Sinai Hospital (2000-2002), oversaw JASA’s social adult and NORC Programs (2002-2004), and was Hudson Guild’s Director of Mental Health Services (2004-2006). He holds an MS. Ed from Fordham University in Psychology and Counseling, an MSW from Hunter College, post-graduate certification in palliative care from New York University, and is a licensed New York State Clinical Social Worker.