Laurie Lindberg is the Project Manager of the Reframing Aging Initiative at The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She has been a trained Reframing Aging Facilitator for three years. Laurie’s background is in health and aging policy and programs with an emphasis on advocacy. Alycia serves as the outreach coordinator at the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). At NCEA she works to forge new meaningful connections between local and national communities, elder justice and aging professionals, and other stakeholders. Alycia earned her Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) at The University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She has a background in clinical social work, with experience providing direct support in medical and in home settings with older adults. Julie Schoen brings her passion for all aspects of aging issues to her role as Deputy Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. She is an attorney with a strong background in Medicare Advocacy who is now having impact in the area of Elder Abuse.
Putting Ageism and Elder Abuse on the Public Agenda
Laurie G. Lindberg, The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), United States
Alycia Cisneros, National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), United States
Julie Schoen, 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.