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 →
Vice President for Integrated Policy and Program Solutions Mental Health Association of New York City
Director and Co-Founder Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York
Kimberly A. Williams, LMSW is the Director and Co-Founder of the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York, a 3,000 member advocacy and education organization that was established in 2004. She is also Vice President for Integrated Policy and Program Solutions at the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC). In this role she oversees MHA-NYC’s efforts to advocate for better behavioral health policies, to provide educational opportunities for providers and members of the public, and to strategically maximize MHA-NYC’s direct service programs in the changing health care environment.
Ms. Williams serves on a number of advisory and planning committees including the New York State Interagency Geriatric Mental Health and Chemical Dependence Planning Council, the Mental Health News Education Board, and the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, which she currently chairs.