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Gray Panthers will be marching for community and government action to help preserve our planet

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Monday, October 16th, 2017 @ 6:28pm

Gray Panthers will be marching for community and government action to help preserve our planet.  On October 28, 2017, Gray Panthers will be marching with thousands of others to commemorate the terrible day that Superstorm Sandy struck New York. Gray Panthers has a rich history of understanding the critical need to reverse climate change and to preserve the planet and its people.  This legacy is so important to millions of older persons and those growing older. For more information: sandy5.org  

RSVP to join us on October 28, 2017. Please include your phone number.  Once we hear from you, we will provide more detail on meeting place and our participation.  jkupferman@aol.com  917 535 0457.

Gray Panthers will be marching for community and government action to help preserve our planet

  • Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at TBD

    Gray Panthers will be marching for community and government action to help preserve our planet.…

Scams & frauds are just the beginning - Are you vulnerable? From Ageism to Elder Abuse

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Monday, October 16th, 2017 @ 6:04pm

Don’t miss this distinguished panel’s important discussion on the various sources of elder abuse, sponsored by TheRadicalAgeMovement.

Join us this Wed evening

Scams & frauds are just the beginning

Are you vulnerable?

From Ageism to Elder Abuse


 

Wed, Oct, 18, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
NY Society for Ethical Culture
W 64th St. @ Central Park West

RSVP

This event will tackle a highly important issue that has remained relatively camouflaged from the public eye, elder abuse.  Although elder abuse has been on the rise, it has not received nearly as much attention as it should.  We not only see elder abuse as a direct result of ageism, but as one of the worst forms of ageist exploitation.  

Our distinguished panel will be facilitated by Bobbie Sackman, MSW, Former Director of Public Policy, LiveOn NY. Speakers will include:
 

  • Sergeant Joseph Ahohan, NYPD Chief of Department Domestic Violence Investigations
  • Jason Myles Clark, Assistant Attorney General, Harlem Regional Office of Office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman
  • Laura J. Ehrich, Associate State Director, AARP New York
  • Martha H. Pollack, LCSW-R, JASA Manhattan District Director & Director of Elder Abuse Programs
  • Victoria Thornton, Volunteer Coordinator, LiveOn NY Senior Medicare Patrol

Admission - $10 suggested donation

RSVP

Don't forget Sen. Liz Krueger’s annual Senior Resource Fair, ealier on Wednesday, October 18, from 2:00-5:00 PM at Temple Emanu-El, 1 East 65th Street, NYC

Gray Panthers participating in Senior Resource Fair, hosted by State Senator Liz Krueger.

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 4:29pm

Gray Panthers will proudly be participating in the very popular Senior Resource Fair, hosted by State Senator Liz Krueger.  Come visit us on October 18.  Details in the flyer attached.

MIPAA

  • Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 (all day), Thursday, September 21st, 2017 (all day), Friday, September 22nd, 2017 (all day)
    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    In Lisbon, Portugal, from September 20-22, 2017, Gray Panthers (represented by Jack Kupferman…

Gray Panthers at MIPAA in Lisbon, Portugal

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 @ 10:48am

September 20, 2016

In Lisbon, Portugal, from September 20-22, 2017, Gray Panthers (represented by Jack Kupferman and Frances Zainoeddin) joined hundreds of Ministers, providers and advocates from Europe and North America for the review of the UN global framework for older persons - MIPAA.

At this high level Ministerial Conference, the need to address the quickly growing population of older persons is well understood and is a priority for all these nations.  Gray Panthers worked towards educating global leaders, including ministers and top level managerial teams on the linkages between the Sustainable Development Goals and the human rights initiative for older persons.  

In an enlightening panel discussion, Frances provided a rationale and deeper understanding of the importance of the SDGs as they relate to older persons.  Jack’s meetings with the World Health Organization, younger advocates seeking intergenerational partnerships, and innumerable like-minded organizations from across Europe, Canada and the US, may be a spark to further positive change.  

Underscoring the significance of this conference, the President of Portugal addressed the delegates.  The Mayor of Lisbon hosted a special dinner for all attendees. 

The link below might provide you with some insight on the conference and outcomes.  Gray Panthers is proud to have attended and to have made worthwhile contributions.  

http://www.mipaalisbon2017.pt

Reminder: Gray Panthers NYC Steering Committee meeting Announcement

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Friday, October 6th, 2017 @ 4:19pm

Reminder: Next GPNYC Steering Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM in Manhattan. For full details, kindly RSVP:

Tel: (917) 535 0457; email: jkupferman@aol.com

GRAY PANTHERS SUPPORT LITERACY FOR OLDER PEOPLE

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Monday, October 2nd, 2017 @ 5:19pm

September 28, 2017

GRAY PANTHERS SUPPORT LITERACY FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Proudly, Gray Panthers just co-sponsored an important forum on the ground-breaking initiative addressing Basic Literacy for Older Persons in Nepal.  Held at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we heard from Dr. Helen Abadzi (world respected practitioner of adult education and cognitive concerns); Jack Kupferman (prime administrator for the Virginia Hazzard Legacy Fund and Gray Panthers NYC President), and Krishna Gautam (Executive Director of the always hardworking and innovative NGO – Ageing Nepal).  http://ageingnepal.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/July-Report-on-Literacy.pdf

Our work confronting ageist attitudes and limitations span the globe.  Here, Gray Panthers is one of the prime administrators of the Virginia Hazzard Legacy Fund.

One of the most successful projects of the Fund is the current project addressing the important, but unrecognized, need for persons of all ages to be able to read and write.  In the West, we presume that almost everyone is literate.  Elsewhere, that is not the case.  Our partner in Nepal, Ageing Nepal, has taken the small impact grant provided by the Virginia Hazzard Fund, and has moved mountains.  Numerous older women are learning basic alphabet, words and numbers in Nepali.  With the direction of our mentor, Dr. Helen Abadzi, the first-ever textbook specifically designed for older learners has been developed.  Government education officials in Nepal are taking note of this imitative, with the potential of expansion.  Already, a second location for learners has been established.  And more.

Gray Panthers is justifiably proud.  We confront ageism – locally, nationally and globally. 

Can you please help us move forward?





 

Reminder, September 29th. A groundbreaking initiative in global adult literacy education

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Monday, September 25th, 2017 @ 12:09pm

REMINDER!

Gray Panthers
has been on the forefront of many important issues as it confronts ageism locally, nationally and globally.  We invite each of you to attend a robust discussion on one of the fascinating projects we are involved in - Addressing Basic Literacy for Older Persons in Nepal, being held at Columbia University, Earth Institute on September 29, 2017.  Please RSVP to normasimon@aol.com  
Looking forward to seeing you soon.




 

Gray Panthers NYC Steering Committee meeting Announcement

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 @ 10:54am

Next GPNYC Steering Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM in Manhattan. For full details, kindly RSVP:

Tel: (917) 535 0457; email: jkupferman@aol.com

GPNYC Steering Committee Meeting

  • Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Manhattan

    Next GPNYC Steering Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM in…

Senate GOP tries one last time to repeal Obamacare

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Monday, September 18th, 2017 @ 4:53pm

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/17/obamacare-senate-republicans-repeal-242821

Once again, the forces of destruction are at it.  Once again, there is a Senate effort to dismantle Obamacare. Among the innumerable terrible consequences, older persons throughout the nation will be hurt.  Everyone will be hurt, even those who are not on Obamacare. How can we allow Americans to be uninsured and deny them health insurance? Gray Panthers urges you to contact every Republican Senator and demand that they NOT support the Graham - Cassidy bill being evaluated right now. The Republicans have not yet submitted this proposed bill.  Let's make sure that they don't.

With appreciation, please call any and all Republican Senators.  Our lives are at stake

Gray Panthers

Addressing Basic Literacy for Older Persons in Nepal

  • Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 12:30pm - 2pm
    Location: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, EARTH INSTITUTE, 475 RIVERSIDE DR. SUITE 253, 2ND FLOOR AT WEST 119 ST

    Gray Panthers has been on the forefront of many important issues as it confronts ageism…

You’re invited to a talk about a groundbreaking initiative in global adult literacy education

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 @ 11:00am

Gray Panthers has been on the forefront of many important issues as it confronts ageism locally, nationally and globally.  We invite each of you to attend a robust discussion on one of the fascinating projects we are involved in - Addressing Basic Literacy for Older Persons in Nepal, being held at Columbia University, Earth Institute on September 29, 2017.  Please RSVP to normasimon@aol.com  
Looking forward to seeing you soon.




 

NY GRAY PANTHERS MARCH IN SOLIDARITY

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Thursday, September 7th, 2017 @ 1:38pm

NY GRAY PANTHERS MARCH IN SOLIDARITY

Here's a reminder to march in solidarity with the forces of good to combat the evil going on in this country.

Saturday September 9, 2017 at Noon.  Gray Panthers will be participating in the Labor Day Parade (yes, we know it is not on the exact Labor Day).  Our contingent will be marching with the NY Nurses Association, assembling at NOON. Starting location is on 46th Street between Vanderbilt and Madison Avenues.  Look for the NY Nurses Association float. Our contact will be Katie Robbins.

Would you be so kind as to send your RSVP? 

Thank you,

Jack 

jkupferman@aol.com

http://www.nycclc.org/event/2017-nyc-labor-day-parade-sep-09-2017

Gray Panthers NYC Steering Committee meeting Announcement

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 @ 2:30pm

Next GPNYC Steering Committee Meeting: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the office of Transportation Alternatives in Manhattan. For full details, kindly RSVP:

Tel: (917) 535 0457; email: jkupferman@aol.com

Gray Panthers will march in the Labor Day Parade

  • Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 10am - 3pm
    Location: Fifth Avenue at 44th Street New York, NY 10036

    On September 9,…

Watch Ashton Applewhite's talk on TED

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Friday, August 11th, 2017 @ 2:31pm

Follow groundbreaking Ashton Applewhite and catch her explosive debut on TED! She is a clarion voice for all of us who fight ageism.

My TED talk is up!


Eleven minutes, which ended, amazingly, with a standing ovation that provoked a unscripted, arms-in-the-air appeal: “Let’s do it!” That means all of us, not just the TEDsters in that audience, but everyone who’s ready to play a part in ending ageism.


Please watch the talk. If you like it, please share widely. Let’s get a million views and get this party started. 


Click image above to view video.

Gray Panthers applauds everyone who called, wrote, rallied, worked and organized for Healthcare.

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Monday, July 31st, 2017 @ 12:02pm

Huge “Thank you!" to everyone who called, wrote, rallied, worked, organized, and more.  While the fight is far from over, we can revel in this victory for goodness in America.  Gray Panthers applauds your efforts.

https://thinkprogress.org/breaking-republicans-defect-kill-senate-effort-to-repeal-obamacare-c57f471dc580

Gray Panthers NYC Steering Committee meeting Announcement

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Thursday, July 27th, 2017 @ 10:30am

Next GPNYC Steering Committee Meeting: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the office of Transportation Alternatives in Manhattan. For full details, kindly RSVP:

Tel: (917) 535 0457; email: jkupferman@aol.com


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