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 →
Martha Pollack, LCSW, ACSW has worked in the field of geriatric social work for almost 30 years. She currently serves as the Queen District Director and Director of Elder Abuse Services for JASA since May 2011. Previously, she served as the Director of Social Services for United Jewish Council of the East Side from 2000 – 2011 while also working as a Senior Social Worker for Beth Israel Medical Center from 1996 – 2011. Ms. Pollack was an Adjunct Professor at the Touro School of Social Work from 2009 – 2011.