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2021 SSA Conversation Series
In lieu of our annual conference, we will be curating a series of virtual conversations on current issues in aging starting in Fall 2021.
Join us next Tuesday, October 19 for the State Society on Aging of New York’s virtual Town Hall meeting, featuring NYSOFA Acting Commissioner Greg Olsen, National Coordinator for the Elder Justice Coalition Bob Blancato, Association on Aging in New York director Becky Preve, LiveON NY director Allison Nickerson, and RAIN CEO Anderson Torres.
This Town Hall conversation, moderated by SSA board member and immediate past-president christian gonzález-rivera, will focus on how government addressed the needs of providers of services for older adults throughout the pandemic. The discussion would lift up the policies, administrative protocols, and standing investments that ought to be in place in order to prepare for future emergencies.
Please join us, and come with questions for our panelists! All events are free and open to the public, so please share with your networks, if you like.
State Society on Aging Town Hall
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 9:00 – 11:00 am
PLEASE REGISTER here for Zoom link
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.