The 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary Edith+Eddie tells the story of Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison, who marry in their mid-90s and become known online as "America’s oldest interracial couple". More than an inspiring love story, theirs also is a cautionary and heart-breaking tale about the state of elder justice and guardianship in the US as Hill's daughters battle over her care and the wishes of the couple to remain together. More →
During Year 1, NYCEAC will:
- Continue to oversee the two EMDTs in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Each team meets twice per month to assess and respond to complex cases of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
- Provide case consultations to the teams and to professionals in the community.
- Provide in-service trainings to professionals in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
- Create a replicable, sustainable, high quality model. (We don’t want to scale problems!)
- Work with stakeholders in Queens, the Bronx and SI to bring teams to those boroughs in 2018.
During Year 2, NYCEAC will:
- Continue to provide team, case consultation and training services in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
- Start teams in Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island by Summer 2018
- Deliver case consultation and training services to Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island by Fall 2018.
During Year 3, NYCEAC will:
- Continue to deliver MDT, case consultation and training services in all the boroughs.
For more information about NYCEAC’s Elder Abuse MDTx:
- Click here for a Powerpoint about the MDTx.
- Contact Risa Breckman at email@example.com or at 212-746-1674.
Funded by NYC Department for the Aging.