Executive Director
Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project, Inc.

Dr. Evelyn Laureano is Executive Director of Neighborhood SHOPP, a Bronx organization dedicated to empowering elders of color through advocacy, leadership training and targeted services. Dr. Laureano has a 40 year career in gerontological social work practice. Her accomplishments include, the establishment of one of the first elder abuse intervention programs in the Bronx, wellness initiatives to reduce health disparities among elders of color, and development of strengths- based social work practice models with minority elders. She has served on numerous advisory boards and interagency councils including DFTA’s Advisory Council, Lehman College Social Work Advisory Committee, NYC Elder Abuse Center, and the VNS Institutional Review Board. She was a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. Dr. Laureano received her MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work and her Ph.D from Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

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  1. […] On December 27, 2012 · Add Comment This is the first post in a two blog series featuring Evelyn Laureano, Ph.D., LMSW and Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project (Neighborhood SHOPP), an organization that has […]

  2. […] On January 8, 2012 · Add Comment This is the second segment of a two-part blog featuring Evelyn Laureano, Ph.D., LMSW and Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project (SHOPP), an organization that has taken on […]

  3. […] Evelyn Laureano, another NYCEAC partner and Executive Director of the Neighborhood Self-Help by Older Persons Project in the Bronx, describes the “new friend” scenario where an older adult becomes dependent on an abuser for care because they are seen as enabling their independence from a nursing home. […]

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