NYCEAC is #CounteringIsolation During the holiday season, family gatherings are more commonplace and yet older adults can experience more acute social isolation. Isolation is both a More →
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.