Chair: Jane C. Bardavid, LCSW
Meets four times a year
The Gerontological Social Work Committee (GSWC) meets quarterly to address practice and policy issues of work with aging populations. Recent meeting topics have included the Age-Friendly Cities Project, NYC budget update, and housing and homelessness. Each meeting includes time for networking and reports from the standing subcommittees: Workforce, Legislative, Long Term Care, Mental Health, and Diversity. Past Committee initiatives have included the Salary/Workforce Survey and a Workforce/Licensing Conference. The survey explored five areas: salary and benefits, education and licensing, agency and private practice settings, demographic information, and interest in the Gerontological Social Work Committee. New initiatives will be launched for this coming year. Regardless of one’s field of practice, most social workers deal with issues associated with aging at some point in their careers. The Gerontological Social Work Committee welcomes participants to its meetings and invites questions and comments regarding issues relevant to work with senior populations.