Monthly Archives: September 2013

Resource Fair – Tuesday, October 17th at Temple EmanuEl – Details below…

 Time flies by so fast, I can’t believe we are ready to hold our 7th Annual Resource Fair.  Last year we had over 600 visitors collecting information from over 60 senior service providers.  This is an opportunity for you or anyone you know who is either looking for senior services for themselves or for a loved one.
This year, for the first time, NYU’s David Kriser Dental Center will be participating.  They will be offering cancer screenings and pre-exam dental checkups.  Other services that are available at the Fair are blood pressure screening and prescription medication review by Lenox Hill Hospital, along with aide in filling out health care proxies and other advance directives by the NY Legal Assistance Group. Additional information will be available on housing, healthcare and health insurance, long term care, technology for seniors, cultural events,caregiver support, food stamps, transportation and much more.
Senator Liz Krueger’s 7th Annual Resource Fair will take place on Thursday, October 17th, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Temple EmanuEl, which is located at 65th Street and Fifth Avenue.  I hope you can join us, and please help us spread the word by sending the attached flier to your own contacts who may be interested in attending.

Healthy Community Partnership National Symposium – October 17th

2nd Annual William S. Perper

Healthy Community Partnership National Symposium


Sponsored by the William S. Perper Foundation and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

This afternoon forum will highlight some of the most serious health challenges we face as our communities continue to age. Panelists will share their experiences addressing these challenges by bringing health and human services organizations into partnership with faith communities.

  • Samuel C. Durso, MD, MBA, AFSF – Mason F. Lord Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Constantine Lyketsos, MD, MHS – Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • W. Daniel Hale, PhD – Special Advisor to the President and Director of the Healthy Community Partnership, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Panagis Galiatsatos, MD – Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Theodora Peters – Church leader and graduate of the Healthy Community Partnership’s Lay Health Educator and Lay Health Advocate programs
  • Rev. Jeffrey Sumner, DMin – Senior Pastor, Westminster By-The-Sea Presbyterian Church, Daytona Beach, Florida


The audience: professionals in health care, community-based services 

and faith communities



Thursday, October 17, 2013

Symposium: 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Light Reception and Informational Event: 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

7 West 55th Street, New York City

Attendance is free but registration is required

Please RSVP by September 30 at

or call Kimberly Monson at 410-550-1118



Graduate Student Research Award – Deadline for Submission, October 15th

ASA continues to accept submissions for its Graduate Student Research Award.  The deadline for this award submission has been extended an additional two weeks, through Tuesday, October 15.  To be considered, papers should be submitted through our website, Your ASA website username and password are also located at the bottom of this message.

The Graduate Student Research Award is given to spur academic and clinical interest in the field of aging, and rewards the best unpublished graduate research paper on a completed project relevant to aging and applicable to practice. Membership in ASA is not a requirement, but is a consideration.  Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate-degree program or have completed their studies less than one year before submission, and be sponsored by a faculty member.

The winner will receive an opportunity to present their paper during a poster session at the Aging in America Conference, recognition by peers, a complimentary one-year student ASA membership (if not already a member) and one complimentary conference registration.

Student Scholarship Award

Harvey Weissman, 2nd year clinical student and SAAS Member was recently awarded a 2013 Diana List Cullen Memorial First Year MSW Student Writing Scholarship, which is sponsored by the Metropolitan Chapter of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work.  The award recognizes MSW students who have shown academic excellence in a clinical paper that they have written in their first year of graduate school. Scholarship recipients also receive a one year membership in the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work.  NYSSCSW is a professional organization whose mission is to maintain standards of clinical practice and to provide support and promote training of clinical social workers. The Society also has a mentorship program for students and recent graduates, which meets monthly and guides new students into the social work profession.

Please visit for further information about the Society, the Mentoring Program, and the Diana List Cullen Scholarship.

For information about other scholarship and professional opportunities available to Silberman students, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship website.

Congratulations, Harvey!

Annual Conference of the State Society on Aging of New York


Aging in New York:

Building Capacity and Empowering Communities

Annual Conference of the State Society on Aging of New York

Wednesday, October 23-Friday, October 25, 2013

Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center

Saratoga Springs, New York

SSA 2013 Program 9-13-13 UPDATED

American Society on Aging

American Society on Aging:

Call for Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals to present at the 2014 Aging in America Conference, taking place March 11-15

in San Diego. We still have a few slots available, so be sure to submit your proposal soon! The Call for Proposals will close as soon as all slots are filled and future proposals will be waitlisted. Learn more and submit a proposal.

NEW! 2013 Caregiving Workshop and Travel Awards Deadline Ending Soon.

Accelerating Translation of Knowledge to Community Practices for Older Adults

GSA and the National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence are partnering to launch an effort to energize and focus applied researchers to translate knowledge into widespread and sustainable practices in community-based organizations serving older adults. Learn more here.

Upcoming Deadlines to Note

September 12: Early Bird Registration Deadline
September 15: Late Breaker Poster Abstracts and Travel Award Deadline
2013 Caregiving Workshop: Family Caregiving to Persons with Dementia
Family caregivers remain the backbone of the health and social service system in the US; and the role of the family will continue to expand with the growth of the over 85 year old population.  Caregivers of persons with dementia are particularly vulnerable, experiencing higher levels of anxiety and depression and expressing lower quality of life. There is a large literature on interventions to support caregivers; and there is substantive evidence about what works in improving outcomes for caregivers. Many scholars are focusing on implementation and dissemination. Yet uptake in practice is still limited and evidence-based interventions have not been translated for delivery in different care settings. Clearly, treatment development and adaptation work must move to implementation and dissemination work to institutionalize the years of research on this critical topic to widespread community-based practice. Pre-registration! is required; click here to register.
Travel Awards for Junior Investigators
Up to 8 travel awards, each in the amount of $1,200 and complimentary registration to attend and participate in the workshop will be made to help defray the cost of attending GSA’s Annual Scientific Meeting.  All attendees are expected to stay and participate in the entire workshop as well as participate in a poster session associated with workshop. Who is Eligible to apply? Click here for full details. Applications are due September 15.