Proposed law puts in place teams of experts to investigate complex cases of elder abuse to assist law enforcement statewide.
Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz, member of the Assembly Standing Committee on Aging, and Senator Roxanne J. Persaud, Chair of the Senate Social Services Committee today announced that both houses of the state legislature have passed key legislation to expand the work of Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams (E-MDTs) in investigating crimes against older New Yorkers. E-MDTs have become […]
The number of older Americans with low vision is expected to double in the coming years, as more people live longer. Low vision describes poor vision that can’t be fixed or improved with glasses, contacts or surgery. People with low vision have blind spots that can make it difficult or impossible to drive, read or […]
Receiving Recommended Vaccines Against Influenza, Pneumococcal Disease Even More Critical for the Health and Safety of Older Adults, Who Remain at High Risk for COVID-19
Two old men wear medical masks and sit on the street corner in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. – New York, NY / United States – May 16th, 2020 (Shutterstock) The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is encouraging older New Yorkers to make sure they are […]
By António Guterres, UN.org The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. The fatality rate for older people is higher overall, and for those over 80, it is five times the global average. Beyond its immediate health impact, the pandemic is putting older people at greater risk of […]