SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (September 26, 2014) – Senior safety is an ongoing theme for the Sullivan County TRIAD collaboration with a continued effort to prevent elder abuse and maintain the quality and integrity of senior life.
TRIAD, a partnership between senior citizens, law enforcement, and senior support agencies, announces that Dr. Mark Nathanson from Columbia University will be the guest speaker on Elder Abuse and Neglect during the Fifth Annual Senior Safety Day on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
This free event will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Ted Stroeble Recreation Center on 2 Jefferson Street in Monticello. Sullivan County Cornell Cooperative Extension and Office for the Aging (OFA) are working together through the Caregiver Resource Center to offer this opportunity. The public can attend the Office for the Aging’s annual public hearing to be held prior to the class, from 9:00 to10:00 a.m. A light lunch will be available and door prizes awarded at the conclusion of the day. Pre-registration for this program is strongly encouraged by calling OFA at 845-807-0241.
Dr. Nathanson is dedicated to maintaining and enriching the autonomy and successful aging of all seniors while encouraging efforts to improve their urban and rural quality of life issues. His presentation on elder abuse will help the audience understand elder victimization, the patterns of mistreatment, the conflict of dependency between the victim and perpetrator, and finally how and when to report elder abuse. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Nathanson has affiliations at several NYC hospitals including New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, City Hospital Center Elmhurst and Queens Hospital Center.
The impact on a senior’s ability to remain active, mobile, and safe as their hearing and vision declines will be addressed by Mrs. Karin Pantel, RN, CNE-NLN Certified Nurse Educator, Ed.D. Mrs. Pantel, a long-time resident of Sullivan County with experience in many fields of nursing, will present an engaging presentation on staying safe despite hearing or vision loss.
Caregiver Resource Center educational programs are provided under funding from the NYS Office for the Aging as an essential service to informal family caregivers.