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 →
The Geriatric Mental Health Alliance (GMHA) of New York is an advocacy and education organization that seeks to improve policy and practice for older adults with mental health needs. GMHA has over 3,000 individual members from over 40 states. GMHA advocates for critical changes in policy, provides education on best practices, and delivers training and technical assistance on clinical interventions, effective programming, fiscal sustainability, advocacy, and coalition development.