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 →
by Cara Kenien, LMSW, MPA
Social Media Manager, NYCEAC
The recent issue of NYC Elder Abuse Center’s (NYCEAC) eNewsletter features the launch of NYCEAC’s range of social media activities, which are designed to engage professionals in conversations about pertinent elder-justice-related issues, raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation and provide educational information and resources. NYCEAC is excited to be part of elder justice conversations online by facilitating learning and thoughtful discussions about the many dimensions of the field.
This issue showcases the Elder Justice Dispatch Blog, Elder Justice Visual Podcast Series, NYCEAC’s Facebook, LinkedIn and SlideShare company profiles and NYCEAC’s Events calendar. There are featured articles about NYCEAC’s social media process, strategy and implementation. This issue also highlights some of our team members and their work: the NYCEAC’s two interns, as well as an elder justice professional, Jean Callahan, JD, MSW who is a NYCEAC Steering Committee member.
Sneak Peek into the Issue
Why NYCEAC is Utilizing Social Media
by Alexandra Pearson
The NYC Elder Abuse Center’s (NYCEAC) increasing use of social media communications is an exciting expansion on our mission to facilitate useful connections and support effective collaborations in the field of elder justice.
Social media is one of the most influential mediums for sharing information and building coalitions to address social justice issues today. Platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn, are useful tools for building such communities. Given their discursive nature and capacity for empowerment, they can yield new opportunities for advocacy beyond the confines of cyberspace. Click here for more.
Key Points in the eNewsletter
- NYCEAC’s mission for developing social media outlets & insight into NYCEAC’s launching process
- Ways to connect with NYCEAC online