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 →
“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!