Ulster County Older Adults Empowerment Council: Ageism to Elder Abuse
June 11, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Registration & Continental Breakfast @ 8:30)
503 Washington Ave.
Kingston, NY 12401
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Facilitator: Barbara Sorkin, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Social Services
Keynote Speaker: Alice Fisher, MA, MSW
Director/Founder, The Radical Age Movement
Panel discussion to follow including Department of Social Services, Office for the Aging & the District Attorney’s Office.
- Alice Fisher, the Radical Age Movement
- JoAnn Hajek, Director, DSS Adult Services
- Ulster County Office for the Aging Representative
- Michael Kavanagh, Assistant District Attorney
Alice Fisher is the Founder/Director of The Radical Age Movement, which is a national grassroots effort that challenges traditional notions of aging. “We are building an intergenerational movement dedicated to confronting and eradicating age discrimination and its impact on older adults in all areas of cultural, professional, and community life.”
As a former aide to NYS Senator Liz Krueger, Alice developed and oversaw the Senator’s “Roundtable for Boomers & Seniors” and counseled the older constituents on housing, healthcare, quality of life and end of life issues. This experience provided Alice with an inside view of the struggles older adults have in their daily lives and the role that ageism plays in amplifying these issues.
*To register, go to: https://bit.ly/2PRy8Od or call the Ulster County Department of Social Services: 845-334-5221.
(If transportation is needed, please call 845-334-8120 by 6/4/19)