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SPIN for SPOP Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:00 p.m. Flywheel NOHO Studio, 51 Astor Place New York City did you know that May 20 is Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day? Make your Sunday workout count for a good cause! all proceeds from this spin class will support mental health care for older New Yorkers… Continue reading >>

Approaching the Tipping Point: It’s Time to Re-Think Mental Health Care for Older Americans

By Nancy Harvey, LMSW Chief Executive Officer, Service Program for Older People Published in the Spring 2019 Issue Behavioral Health News The statistics are clear: Older adults are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population – in fact, Americans over age 65 will soon outnumber children. Data indicate that older adults are at increased… Continue reading >>

Her Addictions Made Her a Great Fit for the Job

“Gloria Goodson’s career as a counselor began after kicking her own addictions. In retirement, her advocacy continues through volunteer work.” Click here to read this incredible article and learn more about SPOP in the New York Times.

SPOP Receives 8th Annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize

WINNERS OF THE ANNUAL JOAN H. TISCH COMMUNITY HEALTH PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN URBAN PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCED BY HUNTER COLLEGE shown left to right:  Laurie M. Tisch, Patricia A. Caldwell, Board President of Service Program for Older People, Nancy Harvey, LMSW, CEO of Service Program for Older People, Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College… Continue reading >>

Read about SPOP in Crain’s Health Pulse

Crain’s Health Pulse September 13, 2018 06:00 PM  Why geriatric behavioral health CBOs should embrace data in value-based era Community-based organizations providing behavioral health services for older New Yorkers will need to effectively deploy data to form critical partnerships with health systems and managed-care organizations, panelists said Thursday at the symposium The Future of Geriatric… Continue reading >>

Making a Home of Her Own, and a Refugee for Others

“Nettie Carrier has spent much of her life caring for loved ones. She now faces her own medical problems, and has made her mental health a priority” Click here to read this incredible article and learn more about SPOP in the New York Times.

SPOP Clinic Opens Four New Satellite Sites

In January 2017, SPOP opened four new clinic satellite offices in Manhattan.  The sites are all licensed to provide comprehensive behavioral health care for older adults and their caregivers age 55 and older, including assessments, individual and group psychotherapy, and medication reconciliation.  The program is supported by the New York City Department for the Aging… Continue reading >>

Taking Baby Steps to Get Off the Couch

If there is one thing Elaine Fludgate wants to emphasize, it is that she is not the neediest. Nope, not her. What she is, she said, is the luckiest, the most grateful: She was caught before she actually fell through the cracks. For 40 years, Ms. Fludgate, 62, has lived on the Upper East Side… Continue reading >>

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