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2014 Conference News:

This Year's Board Members Include:

  • Mary Beth Morrissey, President
  • Manoj Pardasani, Past President
  • Tobi Abramson, President-elect
  • Mary Ann Erickson, Secretary
  • Linda Guido, Treasurer

  • Tobi Abramson
  • Thomas Caprio
  • Jacqueline Berman
  • Maria Brown
  • Eunice Flemister
  • Michele Forte
  • Christian Gonzalez-Rivera
  • Linda Guido
  • Janna Heyman
  • Michael Hernandez
  • Beverly Horowitz
  • Judith L. Howe
  • Jurgis Karuza
  • Thalia MacMillan
  • Robert Maiden
  • Tina Maschi
  • Mary Beth Morrissey
  • Rosemarie Oakman
  • James O’Neal
  • Manoj Pardasani
  • Allison Peltzman
  • Colette Phipps
  • Kareem Reeves
  • Jennifer Schwartz
  • Liz Seidel


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Recent Events

SSANY Supports Gerontology Education to Celebrate Careers in Aging Week

The State Society on Aging of New York (SSANY) and its Education Committee, chaired by Dr. Beverly Horowitz and Dr. Maria Brown, sponsored two educational programs to help celebrate Careers in Aging Week. Greg Olsen, Executive Deputy Director of the New York State Office for Aging was the keynote speaker for both programs.

The April 9th downstate program, held at Fordham University and co-sponsored by the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers and the Public Health Association of New York, was titled “Addressing the Needs of Diverse New York City Elders.” The upstate program, “The Changing Face of Aging in New York State,” was held at Syracuse University on April 10th, and was cosponsored by Syracuse University’s Aging Studies Institute, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and the Gerontology Society of America.

“Social Support and Service Provision to Older Adults” hosted by the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute

The Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute recently held a conference on “Social Support and Service Provision to Older Adults.” The keynote address was by Deputy Secretary William Corr. During his address titled “A New Day for Older Americans: Addressing the Needs of Our Aging Population,” he discussed the promise of the Affordable Care Act to meet longstanding needs for our aging population, particularly caregiving and health care disparities among minorities.

“Social Support and Service Provision to Older Adults: Marjorie Cantor’s Legacy to Gerontology” hosted by Aging Studies Institute

The Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute—the collaborative initiative of the Falk College and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs—held a conference on “Social Support and Service Provision to Older Adults: Marjorie Cantor's Legacy to Gerontology” in New York City in January. The event recognized the pioneering scholarship of the late Professor Marjorie Cantor that advanced understanding of the lifestyles of older persons, the importance of caregiver support systems, and needs of elders across class and culture.