Category Archives: Events

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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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

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.

SAAS at Common Time – October 16th

The first Common Time of the fall semester is on Wednesday, October 16. SAAS has been working to put together two interesting workshops relevant to the day’s theme of connections in social work. There also is a aging specific workshop sponsored by the Office of Career Services. Information about these workshops is listed below. We would love to see a strong turnout for these workshops, as we feel that they focus on important topics within gerontological social work. 
If you have any questions or concerns about these workshops, please email us at hcsaas at gmail dot com. We hope to see you there!

Sex and Aging  
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm, Room 218
It’s not easy to have “the talk” with older clients. Jenni Griffith, Program Manager, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will help you engage older clients about sexuality (including LGBTQ populations).   

Log on! Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm, Room  322
These sassy seniors stay social through technology. Scott Code, Director of Client Centered Technology, explains the Center and its programming and will even log on to the site for a Q & A with a member of the Center!
Careers in Aging: Social Work Job Opportunities with JASA
(for 2nd Year and Advanced Standing Students)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 
This workshop, sponsored by Career Services, will discuss job opportunities for social workers at JASA, an aging organization in New York City. JASA staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their experiences. To learn more about JASA, visit with a general e-mail to Lauren Mazer: lmazer at hunter dot cuny dot edu

Save the Date – November 13, 2013



Please Join an Invited Panel for Discussion at this Anniversary Time


TIME: 5:30-7:00 pm

Sponsored by: The Gerontological Social Work Committee and the Disaster Trauma Committee, NASW-NYC


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.