Baltimore joins the fight against elder abuse

Baltimore deserves thanks for hosting elder abuse event.

Last week, we left the streets of New York for Baltimore to hold a national SPRiNG (Shelter Partners; Regional, National, Global) Alliance conference about elder abuse prevention. Baltimore was not an accidental destination — rather, it was selected after the events of last year to stand together and show our support for this great city.

The Baltimore of today is thriving. In two jam-packed days, elder abuse experts from around the country experienced what continues to make this city unique — its beauty, its history and a diverse community committed to caring for each other. Our Baltimore host, CHANA/Levindale, has had a significant impact in the fight against elder abuse thanks to the support of the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation, a renowned and visionary Baltimore based philanthropic organization which recognizes that protecting our elders benefits every demographic of society.

We thank the people of Baltimore for embracing the elder abuse prevention movement and for their strength of spirit. Baltimore, our hometown of New York may be the crossroads of the world, but you're our kind of town.

Daniel Reingold and Joy Solomon, Bronx, N.Y.

The writers are president and CEO and director and managing attorney of RiverSpring Health Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.

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