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 →
JASA LEAP is an elder abuse prevention and intervention project consisting of attorney and social worker teams working with abused individuals and their families. LEAP assists older persons who are victims of physical, mental and financial abuse by providing comprehensive legal and social work services including: case management services, individual, family, and group counseling, assistance with entitlements, accessing safe temporary shelter and transportation. It provides legal representation to obtain orders of protection and assists older persons to recover property in cases of fraud and financial abuse.
The LEAP teams conduct trainings and consultations to professional and community groups throughout the New York area.
The LEAP project services residents residing in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan (below 59th Street) who are 60 and over.
Locations and Contact
44 Court Street, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
247 West 37th Street,
New York, NY 10018
97-77 Queens Boulevard, Suite 600
Rego Park, NY 11374