This blog features news coverage from summer and fall 2012 about the NYC Elder Abuse Center and the excellent work of our partners.
News About NYC Elder Abuse Center
NTEN, pages 24-26, December 3, 2012
Debra Askanase of Community Organizer 2.0 describes how NYCEAC has become a networked nonprofit, using technology and social media to engage new audiences and champion elder justice issues in the digital public sphere.
The Midtown Gazette, October 26th, 2012
Within months of launching its social media initiative, NYCEAC established itself as the go to place for elder justice news and online discourse on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation related issues. This overview describes our social media strategy, efforts and vision to bring new momentum to the elder justice movement.
NYConvergence, October 12, 2012
Local tech blog NYConvergence highlights the launch of NYCEAC’s social media initiative and how to get involved. For more on our social media initiative, please see our recent blog post.
New York Elder Law Attorney Blog, October 16th, 2012
Through social media and online networking, NYCEAC is seeking to influence social consciousness and raise awareness of elder justice issues. This post describes our digital advocacy, organizational structure, and the importance of elder abuse prevention.
NYSOFA News, October 19th, 2012
NYCEAC and Lifespan will partner with NYSOFA on a project to fight elder abuse and financial exploitation in New York. The project was awarded $1 million from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) and will pilot an enhanced multi-disciplinary team with a unique feature of a forensic accountant, to investigate and intervene in cases of financial exploitation of older adults. ______________________________
NYCEAC Staff & Partners in the News
Consumer Reports magazine, January 2013
Following the high profile financial abuse case of New York philanthropist Brooke Astor, Consumer Reports examines other elder abuse stories and describes the frequency of financial exploitation of Older Adults. Elizabeth Loewy, a Manhattan assistant district attorney and NYCEAC partner, explains why elder financial abuse is so often un reported through the comparison to domestic violence, saying “It took people a while to wrap their heads around the idea that domestic violence was a crime. We’re where domestic violence was about 20 years ago.”
The Huffington Post, November 27th, 2012
In this piece from The Impact Blog, President and CEO of The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Daniel Reingold describes the excellent work of the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention. The center provides elder abuse victims with a full range of health care and support services, and is a partner of NYC Elder Abuse Center. Daniel Reingold won a social entrepreneurship award from the Manhattan Institute for Public Research for his work in the development of the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention.
The New York Times New Old Age blog, November 10th, 2012
NYCEAC Director Dr. Mark Lachs, Bobbie Sackman, Dr. Mark Nathanson, and other experts in geriatrics, offers advice on how to recognize signs of emotional distress and trauma in older adults who have recently experienced a naturual disaster.
New York Nonprofit Press, October 25th, 2012
Bobbie Sackman, Ken Onaitis, and Donna Dougherty detail the pervasiveness of elder abuse in New York, explore barriers to public awareness, and conclude with recommendations on how to overcoming our societal reluctance to discussing elder abuse related issues.
The Sexual Revolution’s Last Frontier: How Silence About Sex Undermines Health, Well-Being, and Safety in Old Age
The American Society of Aging’s Generations, October 4th, 2012
USA Today, August 15th, 2012
Dr. Mark Lachs discussed elder financial abuse in a press conference following the release of the Investor Protection Trust (IPT) survey on investment fraud and financial exploitation targeting Older Americans. See here for Dr. Lachs’ press conference statements and our blog post to learn about the key findings from the IPT’s survey.
Weill Cornell Medical School News, August 10th, 2012
In an interview with Weill Cornell Medical School’s Dean Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, NYCEAC’s Director Dr. Mark Lachs converses on topics like the work of NYC Elder Abuse Center, the prevalence of elder abuse, healthy aging, and the importance of geriatric medicine. For more on the 6-minute interview, please see our blog post.
by Alexandra Pearson, MA, Communication Specialist, NYCEAC