Time flies when you're blogging! We are proud to announce the two-year anniversary of NYCEAC's Elder Justice Dispatch Blog. Keeping in the tradition we began last year, in order to celebrate, we have summarized ten blogs from the past year and provide links to you for further reading. We are excited to share ten great blogs from the July 2013 - June 2014 stellar blog collection that collectively discuss myriad elder justice issues - from elder abuse in popular culture to podcast interviews with leaders in the field. More →
On Wednesday, March 2nd, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI) held a hearing on elder abuse, exploring the nationwide trends of physical, mental and financial abuse of seniors with top experts and advocates.
Dr. Mark Lachs, Co-Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Director, NYC Elder Abuse Center, was one of the few national experts asked to testify in-person. Click here to view and/or read Dr. Mark Lachs’ testimony and the testimony delivered from the other highly esteemed experts – as well as riveting testimony from abuse victim Mickey Rooney. Click here for a Huffington Post article by Dr. Mark Lachs on the hearings.
TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY: Anyone may submit testimony for the record by emailing it to: Matt_Burr@aging.senate.gov. The testimony may be submitted up to two weeks past the date of the hearing.