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 →
David Burnes has been selected by the Association of Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW) to receive the Doctoral Student Leadership Award. Congratulations, David!
A Ph.D. Candidate at Columbia University School of Social Work, David was selected for this award for his impressive elder justice work in the domains of research, teaching and engagement in community-based activities. NYCEAC is particularly grateful to David for applying his tremendous talents to the evaluation of the two HHS-funded Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams in NYS and for his active participation on NYCEAC’s Elder Abuse Case Coordination and Review Team.
David will receive the award in November of 2013 at the AGESW Reception held during the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. This award is given to a doctoral student who has demonstrated outstanding service, education and research in social work and aging.
by Risa Breckman, LCSW, Executive Director, NYCEAC