Lisa Nerenberg, MSW, MPH is Executive Director of the California Elder Justice Coalition. She formerly taught classes in gerontology, elder abuse, and ageism at City College of San Francisco. She has written and lectured extensively on elder justice and elder abuse, with a focus on multidisciplinary teams, innovations in policy and practice, undue influence, and public health approaches to achieving health equity. In her Elder Justice, Ageism and Elder Abuse (Springer, 2019), Lisa offers an ecological model for combatting ageism and promoting justice that focuses on individual rights, abuses of power, community engagment, parity within and between communities, and stuctural forms of ageism. 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.
Recent and Upcoming Events
Upping our Game: Transforming APS Through State Advocacy Coalitions
Workshop at 31st Annual National Adult Protective Services Association Conference. Nov 16, 2020. Lisa will also discuss her book Elder Justice, Ageism, and Elder Abuse during a “Hot Topic” session on Nov. 18 where she will be joined by Bill Benson, National Policy Advisor to NAPSA.
Elder Justice & Ageism: Beating the OK, Boomer Backlash Journalists in Aging Fellows webinar. Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Journalists Network on Generations. Nov. 12, 2020.
Bringing Restorative Justice to Elder Abuse: A Dialogue
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Elder Abuse: Unlocking the Potential of Restorative Justice: A Virtual Conference
Syracuse University College of Law. Oct. 16, 2020. For more information, click here.
An Agenda for Elder Justice In the COVID-19 Era and Beyond
Aging Life Care Association, Western Region Chapter 30th Annual Conference. Sept 25, 2020
Toward a More Just, Less Ageist Society: An Elder Justice Agenda
Legal Assistance for Seniors’ Fall Webinar Series on Elder Abuse.
Sept 15, 2020
Advocating for Elder Justice in the COVID-19 Era
Elder Justice Lunch and Learn Series Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano, and Alameda, in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and others. Aug 20, 2020