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 →
“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”
3 Ways to Participate – you choose what’s best for you:
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.
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.
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The NYC Elder Abuse Center thanks you for celebrating older adults and raising awareness of elder abuse!