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 →
The 19th Annual New York State Adult Abuse Training Institute will be held October 2-4, 2012 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, New York. The theme this year is Broken Trust: How to Recognize and Respond to Financial Exploitation. Click here for more information.
The full White House coverage of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Washington, D.C. can be viewed by clicking here.
The transcript from a recent webinar by Grantmakers in Aging, entitled Recent Changes at the Administration on Aging: Impact on the Aging and Disability Networks, is available by clicking here.
The NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Multidisciplinary Teams offer case consultation in Brooklyn & Manhattan. Upcoming meeting dates are listed below.
- Elder Abuse Case Coordination & Review Team: Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:00am in Manhattan at a different venue each month.
- Brooklyn Multidisciplinary Team: Meetings are held every Wednesday morning – except the first Wednesday of the month – from 9:00-10:30am at a convenient downtown Brooklyn location.
To RSVP – and to receive location information for both of these meetings – please email Robin Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (212) 746-7211.
- Facilitates a Elder Abuse listserv, which serves as a forum for professionals working in the area of elder mistreatment to share and solicit information to improve prevention and response efforts for elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Click here to learn more and subscribe to the listserv.
- Launched the Ageless Alliance, a grass-roots organization aimed at connecting people of all ages to identify, prevent and eliminate elder abuse. Click here for more on how to get involved and to download the Ageless Alliance Action Kit.
The NYC Elder Abuse Center distributes an eNewsletter designed to keep professionals informed about best practices and resources to help with assisting elder abuse victims and promoting elder justice. Click here to access past issues and sign up to receive future issues.
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The Jewish Home for the Elderly is seeking a full time social worker to provide cognitive evaluation, care coordination and counseling to community service clients through care management and geriatric assessment.
by Cara Kenien, LMSW, MPA, Social Media Manager, NYCEAC