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 Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention is the nation’s first comprehensive regional elder abuse shelter, serving eligible seniors who are 60-years and older. A unique model based within an existing long-term care facility, The Weinberg elder abuse center offers victims a full range of healthcare and supportive services including an emergency residential shelter and a coordinated system of care that provides a safe harbor, emotional support, psychological counseling, healthcare, legal advocacy and representation for victims of elder abuse.
Clients are encouraged to make full use of the Hebrew Home’s social, recreational and educational programs, and to make use of the elder abuse center as a sanctuary from their previous environments. An interdisciplinary plan of care is developed for each client including a discharge plan, to the client’s home, if safe, or to alternative housing. Since its inception in 2005, the Weinberg Center has provided over 50,000 days of shelter to victims of elder abuse.
The Weinberg Center team is also available to provide professional and community trainings on elder abuse identification, prevention and intervention strategies, and to consult on elder abuse cases.
Hebrew Home at Riverdale
5901 Palisade Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471
Referrals: 1-800-56-SENIOR (1-800-567-3646)
Joy Solomon – Director and Managing Attorney – 718-581-1272 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Deirdre Lok – Assistant Director and General Counsel – 718-581- 1843 – Deirdre.email@example.com
Glendalee Olivera – Elder Abuse Specialist – 718-581-1472 Ext. 1 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Malya Levin – Staff Attorney – 718-581-1472 Ext. 3 – email@example.com
Brooke Santoro – Community Outreach Specialist – 718-581-1472 Ext. 2 – firstname.lastname@example.org