Laurie Gibson Lindberg is Program Manager of Professional Affairs at The Gerontological Society of America and serves as the Project Manager of the Reframing Aging Initiative. She has been involved with reframing aging since 2017 and is a trained Reframing Aging Facilitator. Laurie’s background is in health and aging policy and programs with emphasis on advocacy. She has held legislative roles on Capitol Hill as committee and personal staff, directed educational programs at the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, and most recently, at GSA, she coordinated the Dementia Caregiving Network and the National Research Summit on Dementia Care and Services held at NIH. Lindberg graduated from Cornell University with a degree in history and attended graduate school for health policy at The George Washington University.
Putting ageism and elder abuse on the public agenda
Alyssa Neumann received her Bachelors in Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. She has over 5 years of experience supporting public service organizations in communications, event coordination and internal operations. She is now a Project Coordinator for the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), a national elder abuse resource center funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging. Currently, she is coordinating an NCEA project with the FrameWorks Institute that disseminates a new evidence-based communication strategy on the issue of elder abuse.
Laurie G. Lindberg, The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), United States
Julie Schoen, National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), United States
Alycia Cisneros, National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), United States
Alyssa Neumann, National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), United States
The Reframing Aging Initiative is a long-term social change endeavor designed to improve the public’s understanding of what aging means and the many ways that older people contribute to our society. This greater understanding will counter ageism and guide our nation’s approach to ensuring supportive policies and programs for us all as we move through the life course.
Its sister project, Reframing Elder Abuse aims to demonstrate how we can restructure our communities to put elder abuse on the public agenda, generate a sense of collective responsibility, and boost support for systemic solutions to prevent and address elder abuse.
This session will build awareness of both evidence-based projects and provide participants with practical communication tips so together we can put ageism and elder abuse on the public agenda.