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 →
Matt Kudish, LMSW, is Senior Vice President of Caregiver Services at the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
In this role, Matt is responsible for the Chapter’s programs and services for people living with dementia and those involved in their care, including the 24-hour Helpline, Care Consultation social work services, Support Groups, Education and Training initiatives, as well as Early Stage Services, including the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Early Stage Center, which provides programs and support to persons with dementia and their care partners. Matt also manages the Chapter’s satellite programs in Brooklyn and Queens.
Recognized for his expertise and dedicated leadership in the field of geriatrics, Matt is the recipient of the 2012 Beatrice M. Goldberg Community Award by the West Side Inter-Agency Council for the Aging and the 2010 Emerging Social Work Leadership Award by the National Association of Social Workers, NYC Chapter. He sits on the Board of the Helen Rehr Center for Social Work Practice and is a steering committee member of the NYC Elder Abuse Center.
Matt received his Master’s degree from Columbia University School of Social Work and Post Master’s Certificates in Non-Profit Executive Leadership and Clinical Supervision from New York University’s School of Social Work.