The Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging improves the lives of older adults through research, policy and professional development.
From the Center’s location in East Harlem, staff are engaged in evaluating cutting-edge practices and spreading those that work – such as services that protect elderly and disabled adults from financial exploitation and may enable them to remain at home instead of being placed in residential care facilities, and programs that neighborhood senior centers can offer to help individuals manage chronic health problems and improve their quality of life.
Brookdale is also a place where human services professionals, lawyers and other advocates come to expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills. Brookdale trains public employees throughout New York State that provide protective services to vulnerable adults; operates an institute specifically for managers and aspiring supervisors; trains lawyers and others in the guardianship process; and runs a rigorous certificate program in geriatric care management – to name just four examples among many.
Through these activities and others, Brookdale strengthens the systems, organizations and individuals that serve older adults, leading to tangible gains in health, safety and quality of life.
Brookdale could be a resource for you and your organization. We invite you to learn more about our work on this web site and to contact us.