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 →
NYC Elder Abuse Center Director, Dr. Mark Lachs and Deputy Director, Risa Breckman, LCSW attended the Symposium on Elder Abuse, which was held at the White House on June 14 in recognition of the 7th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Dr. Lachs spoke about financial exploitation as part of a panel of leading elder abuse experts from around the country. The event was webcast live on the White House website.
Here are a couple of pictures from the event!
by Cara Kenien, LMSW, MPA, Social Media Manager, NYCEAC