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 →
NYCEAC staff are available to provide assistance to professionals interested in developing a multidisciplinary in their community, including providing information on how to present cases; team protocol development; team membership development; case identification; tracking cases; and other issues. NYCEAC currently coordinates the MDT Peer Leadership Group, a monthly meeting with professionals from counties through New York State to help strengthen existing teams and support nascent ones. In addition, NYCEAC partners have helped Westchester County launch an MDT there. For more information, NYCEAC’s Elder Abuse Prevention Specialist/MDT Coordinator, Peg Horan, LMSW, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (212) 746-7211.