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 →
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th!
The NYC Elder Abuse Center – with the Brooklyn Boro President’s Office and the Brooklyn DA’s Office – is holding a training for Brooklyn-based providers on elder abuse on June 15th. This no-fee training is being held from 1:30-4:00 PM at Brooklyn Boro Hall, 209 Joralemon Street. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. To reserve your space, contact Nan Blackshear at email@example.com. For more information, click here.
The NYC Elder Abuse Network: On June 15th, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, NYCEAN will host a press conference in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) at the Carter Burden Center for the Aging, located at 351 East 74th Street, in Manhattan. For more information, click here.