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 →
Modestine Rogers is an Administrator in the Family Services Department of the New York City Housing Authority. She has served in this capacity since February 10, 2003, in the boroughs of Queens and Manhattan. Prior to joining the Housing Authority, Modestine worked in various community service capacities, many of which focused on elder services and the aging of the population. She has taught graduate seminars on aging and health policy administration and undergraduate gerontology courses, managed elder services programs, and trained elder care program workers.
Modestine is a member of the United Nations sponsored NGO Committee on Aging, which hosts an annual International Day of Older Persons, the New York City Elder Abuse Network, and the New York City Elder Abuse Center’s Steering Committee. In addition, she has worked on aging-related issues as a member of the American Public Health Association’s Gerontological Health Section and is a former member of the Board of Aging in America Community Services. Modestine holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University and a Master’s in Urban Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.