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 →
Human services professionals, lawyers and other advocates come to Brookdale to expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills. Brookdale trains the majority of public employees in New York State who provide protective services to vulnerable adults; operates an institute specifically for managers and aspiring supervisors; trains lawyers and others in the guardianship process and advocacy; and runs a rigorous certificate program in geriatric care management – to name just a few examples.
From the Center’s location in East Harlem, staff are engaged in developing, implementing and evaluating cutting-edge programs and practices and disseminating those that work – such as daily money management services that protect elderly and disabled adults from financial exploitation and may enable them to remain at home instead of being placed in residential care facilities and programs that neighborhood senior centers can offer to help older adults manage chronic health problems and improve their quality of life.