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 →
This week The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention announced their new name: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice. This innovative Center is the nation’s first comprehensive regional elder abuse shelter, serving eligible seniors who are 60 years and older. We are excited to see the expansion of their important work and their progress as an organization. Please read the below letter written by the Center’s Director and Managing Attorney, Joy Solomon, to learn more about the important work this organization is doing to create elder justice in our world.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention is delighted to share that we will now be known as The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice.
2. SPRiNG Alliance. WE WILL assist others around the United States and the world in adopting our pioneering, flexible model to create their own unique version of shelter. We will lead the effort to expand and strengthen the SPRiNG (Shelter Partners: Regional, National, Global) Alliance® to build the size, capacity and reach of the shelter movement.
Our roots encompass social justice and justice for all. We are buoyed by the hopeful and expansive message this path conveys. By reaching higher, towards the light of justice, we hope to illuminate a wider sphere, broadening and deepening our impact on the systems we touch and the clients we serve.
We are grateful for your support and guidance.