Monthly Archives: March 2014

Addressing the Needs of Diverse New York City Elders: Multidisciplinary Perspectives – April 9th

Addressing the Needs of Diverse New York City Elders: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Fordham University
Cafeteria Atrium
113 West 60th Street, New York, New York 10023

Pre-registration required by Thursday, April 3, 2014: please email Dr. Beverly Horowitz at BHorowitz (at) to preregister.
This State Society on Aging of New York sponsored program focuses on the needs of New York City’s older adults and families. It will address issues concerning New York City’s ethnically and linguistically diverse older adults and provide information on programs and services that support the health and well-being of older New York City residents to enable aging in place in advanced age. The State Society on Aging of New York invites members and non-members, including health and human service professionals across disciplines, students with an interest in gerontology and aging issues, policy makers, administrators, and all individuals interested in aging issues to join us. There will be opportunities for discussion and networking at the conclusion of panel presentations. There is no charge for attendance.
Welcome: Dr. Beverly Horowitz, SSANY Past- President and Co-Chair of the Education Committee
Keynote Speaker: Greg Olsen, Executive Deputy Director, New York State Office for Aging, Perspectives on The State of Aging in New York State.
Panel Presenters:
1. James O’Neal, Director of Community Outreach, Centerlight
2. Mohini Mishra, CASP, LMSW, Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
3. Christian Gonzalez -Rivera, Research Associate, Center for an Urban Future
4. Dr. Mary Beth Morrissey, Fordham University, Global Healthcare Innovation
Management Center; President-elect, SSANY

Sponsored by: Education Committee, State Society on Aging of New York (SSANY)
Co-sponsored by Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers
Public Health Association of New York City
Diversity, Policy and Student Committees, SSANY

Aging in New York: The New Paradigm Are we Ready?

When:  March 27, 2014, 5:30 pm (Networking) & 6:00 pm (Program)

Where: CUNY School of Public Health, 2180 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor Auditorium

Cost:   $10 for Members / $15 for Non-Members


  • Caroline Blaum, MD – Deputy Medical Director, American Foundation for Aging Research
  • Dorian Block, MS – New York Academy of Medicine, Age-Friendly NYC Project Manager, Health Policy
  • Mimi Fahs, PhD, MPH – Professor of Public Health, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College
  • Alice Fisher, MSW – Community Outreach Director, Housing and Senior Constituent Services Office of NYS Senator Liz Krueger
  • Bridget Gallagher, GNP, MSN – Senior Vice President, Jewish Home Lifecare
  • Mary Beth Morrissey, PhD, MPH, JD – President, State Society on Aging of New York
  • Caryn Resnick, MSW – Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department for the Aging

 Participating Organizations:

  • American Foundation for Aging Research
  • CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College
  • Jewish Home Lifecare
  • New York Academy of Medicine
  • New York City Department for the Aging
  • Office of Liz Krueger, New York State Senator, District 28, Upper East Side
  • Public Health Association of New York City

State Society on Aging of New York


Aging Program Flyer 3-27

Presentation by Dr. Kevin Mahoney – Monday, March 17th 4pm – 5:30; RSVP below

Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Kevin Mahoney, where he will be discussing the rationale for self-direction of supports and services for people with disabilities, along with research evidence supporting this approach.  Information showing the growth in the number of programs offering, and participants employing, self-direction options, as well as the characteristics of those programs will be offered.  Dr. Mahoney will conclude by discussing recent trends and factors affecting future growth of participant-direction.

Participant-direction of long-term services and supports for people with disabilities:  
Past, present and future


Monday, March 17th 
4:00 – 5:30 PM
at the Silberman School of Social Work
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street, Room 212 
Please RSVP to by Thursday, March 13th