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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

































Comprehensive Approach to Dementia – Symposium, March 6th

Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center present:18th Annual Symposium
Comprehensive Approach to Dementia  

A Practical Update for Practitioners in Mental Health, Primary Care and Long-Term Care Settings 

Thursday, March 6th, 2014   
8:00 am-3:30 pm
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10029

Dementias have become a major public health concern due to their increasing prevalence and mounting costs. Early detection of at-risk individuals can reduce suffering and family burden caused by the disease. Medications, behavioral approaches and caregiver support comprise an expanding array of care options. This symposium will offer practitioners an overview of emerging trends in both the interventions and ethics of dementia care. Nationally recognized faculty will discuss the characterization and treatment of the cognitive, behavioral and psychological signs and symptoms of dementia.

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This event is sponsored by  Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

In Joint Sponsorship with The Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York and The Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers


For questions about this event,

call (212) 614-5751   

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OAS Meeting – February 26, 2014

Happy New Year to All!!!!

The next OAS meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 @ 9:30am at Linkage House

Presentor:  NYC Coalition on Aging & Vision     Topic:  “Improve & Increase Elder’s Access to Vision-Related Services in NYC”

Hope to see All!!!

Alma Collazo, LCSW

Linkage House

SW Program Coordinator


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25th Annual Conference on Aging & Vendor Expo – Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

25th Annual Conference on Aging & Vendor Expo


The Future of Aging:

One Size Does Not Fit All


Thursday, January 23, 2014


CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, NYC


Keynote Presentation
Amy J. Berman, BS, RN
Senior Program Officer
The John A. Hartford Foundation

Registration is now open for

CSCS’ 25th Annual Conference!

Click here to view the Conference Brochure

(Stay Tuned…Updates Coming Soon)

Click here to Register Online

Click here to Pay by Credit Card


For further information, please contact Deena Sandos at

212-398-6565 x:235


To become a Sponsor or Exhibitor, please contact Lori Antonacci at  212-398-6565 x:238

SNAP Enrollment Event – December 12th

Dear Friend,
My name is Michelle Michel, Communications Associate for Assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez.
I would like to share information with you for the SNAP Enrollment event that AARP is hosting on December 12th at the Leonard Covello Senior Center. We want to make the community aware and have as many residents there as possible so I ask you to kindly share this information with your networks.
You can find logistics copied/attached to this email.  Should you have any questions, feel free to call the numbers below or reach out to Yvette Martniez at ymartinez (at) aarp (dot) org.
Thank you in advance for your help and Happy Holidays!

Are you or someone you know having trouble making ends meet? In these difficult economic times, we know that every little bit counts. We also know that many older adults and their families live on a fixed income, and may not be able to afford all the nutritious food they need to for good health.

SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is the new name for the Food Stamp Program.  Just like Social Security, SNAP is a federal program that provides a monthly benefit that can help with your grocery costs while freeing up precious income for other household needs. You receive your benefits on a plastic card, which works much like a debit card and allows you to buy groceries at participating stores, farmers’ markets and other locations.

SNAP is available to help everyone who qualifies, so you will not be taking benefits away from anyone else. You may be eligible even if you own your home, a car, have money in the bank or live with others. Households with a senior get an average of $170 per month in SNAP benefits.

If you or a loved one is having trouble making ends meet, join us to receive a free prescreening for SNAP from AARP Foundation, Council of Senior Centers and Services, and the NY Department for the Aging, and learn about other food assistance options in your neighborhood.

AARP members and non-members are welcome.

Please call 1-877-926-8300 to sign up for a reservation.

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 10-2 pm

Leonard Covello Senior Center

312 East 109th Street, New York, NY 10029

Subway: 6 train to 110 Street


To make the most of your time, bring with you documents that verify the following: 1). Identity for all members of your household. Your “household” includes anyone you purchase food and prepare meals with. Proof of identity can be a driver’s license, ID card, passport, etc. 2). Your address, 3.) Any income (pay stub, tax return, Social Security award letter), 4.)Rent/mortgage payments and utilities, 5.) Any unreimbursed medical expenses; Child or adult dependent care costs

Please RSVP for a time slot by calling 1-877-926-8300.   For more information about food assistance in your area or SNAP application assistance, please call the Council of Senior Centers’ SNAP Outreach office at (347) 815-5930.

Christine Deska             Karol Markosky                                                 Kim Hernandez

AARP                           Council of Senior Centers and Services                 NYC Department for the Aging

LGBT-Inclusive Questions Added to NYS Medicaid Assessment Tool: A National Model

LGBT-Inclusive Questions Added to NYS Medicaid Assessment Tool: A National Model  

SAGE applauds the New York State Department of Health for integrating questions on sexual orientation and gender identity into its new Uniform Assessment System for New York (UAS-NY), which will be used throughout the state’s network of Medicaid community based long-term care services and programs. The New York State Department of Health included these questions in the UAS-NY based on guidance from SAGE. This assessment system will now collect data on LGBT older people who navigate this system for the first time in the state’s history–and will serve as a model for patient care and statewide data collection on the health of LGBT older people nationwide.

With the numbers of people age 65+ on the rise, it is more critical than ever to address the health concerns of LGBT elders throughout the US. Gathering the kind of information collected by the UAS-NY can help create optimal, patient-centered long-term care plans that take into account the unique barriers and profound health disparities among LGBT people. These types of questions can help identify the specific nature of health disparities in the LGBT community and formulate effective means of addressing them. Research has also found that people who disclose their sexual orientations to their providers feel more comfortable discussing broader health behaviors.

The New York State Department of Health is the latest state agency to address the health concerns of LGBT older people. Earlier this year, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) began collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity to address health disparities among LGBT elders in its network.

Special Opportunity: Onsite Visit to Mount Sinai’s Geriatric Emergency Department -11/13 @3pm

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 3:pm

Location:  Main Hospital Entrance 1468 Madison Ave.
Go down stairs make left follow Signage
Emergency Dept. Conference Room 304
Tour site & Meet Geriatric Leadership & Staff.    This is an Exciting Opportunity!


*Alma Collazo, (212) 876-8328 or at, alma (dot) collazo (at)

or Sergio Leyva, (212) 289-5300 ext: 208  

SITE TOUR & VISIT to: Mount Sinai Geriatric Emergency Room & Martha Stewart Outpatient Geriatric Clinic

The Specialized Care provided to Older Adults in Geriatric Emergency Department & The Role of Community Providers in Transitional Care.

·       Tour Site & Meet Geriatric Leadership and Staff
·       Review the challenges of caring for the older patient in the ED
·       Recognize the ED as an important transition point to identify care needs of the older adult in the community.

Webinar – Affordable Care Act

We invite you to join our webinar “The Affordable Care Act: A New Opportunity for Social Work”

The Affordable Care Act: A New Opportunity for Social Work

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is dramatically influencing the delivery of health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults and people with disabilities. Yet many social work education programs are not preparing their students with the knowledge, values, and skills needed to work effectively within the rapidly changing health and LTSS environments created by the ACA.

Learn from two highly regarded social work practitioners—Robyn Golden from Rush University Medical Center and June Simmons from Partners in Care Foundation—about the primary provisions of the ACA that create opportunities for new social work roles related to prevention-based programs, coordinated care, and the management and delivery of LTSS. They will also provide strategies to prepare social work graduates with the necessary competencies to be successful leaders. Key objectives:

(1) Discuss how the ACA affects social work practice related to care coordination and transitions, interdisciplinary team roles, and methods by which hospitals and healthcare organizations can more effectively use social workers.

(2) Identify implications of the ACA for social work education, curricular change, and teaching resources.

(3) Articulate the knowledge, skills, and values that social workers need to work effectively in the context of the ACA.

Be sure to register (below) and forward this invitation to your colleagues.

Robyn Golden, LCSW and June Simmons, MSW

The Affordable Care Act: A New Opportunity for Social Work
When: Wednesday 13 November 2013, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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