what’s new at SSA
2020 SSA Conversation Series
In lieu of our annual conference, we will be curating a month-long series of virtual conversations on current issues in aging starting September 14, 2020. Check out our Conference page for details.
Building Solidarity Across Generations Against Racism and Ageism
In July, in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and the subsequent popular uprisings around the world in support of Black lives, SSA hosted an open discussion on race and the field of aging. The conversation, which was hosted by SSA virtually over Zoom, attracted more than 60 professionals in aging from across the state, including academics, social workers, direct service professionals, policy professionals, and older New Yorkers. Read a summary here.
SSA Calls on Governor Cuomo to protect older New Yorkers in long-term care facilities and under emergency triage guidelines at medical facilities
Read our letter to Governor Cuomo.