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An Elder Justice Agenda: Lisa Nerenberg, E.D., CA Elder Justice Coalition

November 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Children are demanding the right to be safe in school, women are reasserting their reproductive rights, and advocacy for people of color, immigrants, and religious minorities has taken on greater urgency.

But in this era of heightened attention to social justice, one voice is conspicuously missing: The voice of older adults.

On Monday evening, November 11th, IOA welcomes Lisa Nerenberg, MSW, MPHas she delivers a talk based on her new book, Elder Justice, Ageism and Elder Abusein which she explores why ageism has failed to gain the traction of other “isms.” It is ageism, she contends, that is to blame for America’s lax response to elder abuse, neglect in nursing homes, and exploitation by guardians and scammers.

Lisa Nerenberg will expose how the cumulative impact of ageism, racism, sexism, heterosexism, class, and other forms of disadvantage and isolation shortens lives and contribute to poverty, disease, disability, abuse, and neglect in advanced age. Through her “elder justice agenda,” she will offer a vision for a more just society for older adults and all people who aspire to live long and healthy lives.

 About Lisa Nerenberg:

Lisa Nerenberg, MSW, MPH, has been a leader in the field of elder abuse prevention for over 30 years. She is Executive Director of the California Elder Justice Coalition and an instructor at City College of San Francisco, where she teaches classes in gerontology, elder abuse, and ageism. She has presented at hundreds of professional forums, testified before Congressional committees, served on governmental advisory boards, and written extensively about elder abuse and related topics. Her newly released Elder Justice, Ageism and Elder Abuse (Springer, 2019) offers a roadmap for promoting individual rights and social justice in aging policy and programs. Her earlier Elder Abuse Prevention: Emerging Trends and Promising Strategies (Springer, 2008) describes what the public, government, agencies, and advocates can do to prevent abuse, treat its effects, and ensure justice.  Read more about Lisa at https://www.lisanerenberg.com/

Springer Publishing Company

We will be selling Lisa’s new book, Elder Justice, Ageism and Elder Abuseat this event, thanks to Springer Publishing and Lisa Nerenberg.  The cost will be in the $45-50 range, which will include tax.  Cash or check or credit card—-all are okay.

“The beauty of this important book lies in its conclusion… This book provides the roadmap that has led us to our current dilemmas and offers the path forward to a truly just society for all.”   –   Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation


Date and Time: Monday, November 11th, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.)

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Parking: Limited street parking around the building. Public transportation is nearby.

Cost: $15, General Admission; $5.00 students and seniors (62+)


Continuing Education for this program will be available at no extra charge (1.5 Continuing Education Units): APA; BRN; CAMFT (serves LCSW/MFT); MCLE.


As a result of attending this program, participants will be able to…

  • Name at least four individual rights guaranteed to all Americans

  • Review special rights which specifically affect each of the following four populations, and compare the rights to one another : Older consumers; crime victims; nursing home residents, and the incarcerated.

  • Briefly describe the cumulative impact of each of these five types of discrimination, which may take place over the life course: ageism, racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism.

  • Evaluate at least three ways in which policy and services for older adults align with principles of individual rights and social justice. 

  • Propose at least three ways to strengthen protections for the rights of older adults, and which help promote parity and fairness among older adults and across generations.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 5 days of the event. An evaluation-test will be provided to all CE registrants, who must then attend the entire program and turn in their evaluation at the end of the program in order to qualify for a CE certificate.

Introductory Level: No prior knowledge of the specific content area is needed in order for you to participate fully and effectively in the workshop. The information or skills will be (or may be) new for those who enroll.

American Psychological Association (APA): Institute on Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute on Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

CAMFT: Institute on Aging is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for this program. IOA maintains responsibility for the course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT provider number is #135377.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for Attorneys (Provider #13264).

Funding for this program is provided by the JULIAN S. DAVIS, MD, LECTURESHIP FUND


Institute on Aging San Francisco
3575 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States


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