“Ageism is the biggest obstacle to the detection & recognition of elder abuse.”

 -NYCEAC Medical Director, Mark Lachs, MD, MPH

In our first-ever online campaign, “14 Days of Thanks,” we are shining a spotlight on the older adults important to YOU, our community members, and sharing your thoughts and photos of them through our Facebook Page. From Thursday, November 14th, through Thanksgiving Day November 28th, the NYC Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC) is turning its Facebook page into an exclusive channel of thankfulness for the older adults in our lives.

It’s simple to join the “14 Days of Thanks”

We invite you to send us your submission prior to November 14th and we will post it on Facebook and Tumblr during the campaign.

3 Ways to Participate – you choose what’s best for you:


“I’m grateful for my Aunt’s free spirit, wisdom & spunk.” – Cara

1. Send us a picture of an older adult in your life for whom you are thankful and include a few words describing why you appreciate this person. Share the picture by emailing it to us, posting it to our Facebook wall or Tweeting it to us.

Use #14daysthanks when tweeting or posting your pictures or discussing the campaign on Twitter and/or Facebook.

2. Email, Tweet or post a quote describing why you are thankful for an older adult or adults in your life.

3. Post a comment on our Facebook page November 14 through 28 to share your thoughts.

A complete catalogue of submissions will be created on our new Tumblr blog.

Stay in Touch

We want to stay in touch with you during this campaign and beyond! Make sure to like our Social Media outlets: FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter and subscribe to our blog by clicking here.

The NYC Elder Abuse Center thanks you for celebrating older adults and raising awareness of elder abuse!


2 Responses to Join NYCEAC’s “14 Days of Thanks” Campaign to Honor Older Adults

  1. […] There is only one day left to go in our 14 Days of Thanks campaign to honor the older adults in our lives. We have received over thirty submissions and a thousand views, as well as a hundred likes on Facebook. We’ve also had great multigenerational participation, with our interns soliciting submissions  from the Cornell Community. Stay tuned for a full feature blog post on #14DaysThanks. It’s not too late to make a submission! […]

  2. […] November 14th, NYCEAC launched “14 Days of Thanks” to provide a platform for appreciating older adults in the spirit of Thanksgiving. The campaign […]

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