Service Program for Older People

Integrated Health Care for Older Adults: A Model Partnership

By Nancy Harvey, LMSW Chief Executive Officer, Service Program for Older People Published in the Fall 2019 Issue Behavioral Health News http://mhnews.org/back_issues/BHN-Fall2019.pdf When Sonia was discharged from New York-Presbyterian (NYP) hospital last winter her Care Coordinator arranged for home care, meals, nurse visits, transportation, medical equipment and prescriptions. She went home confident that she would… Continue reading >>

SPOP featured at symposium at New York Academy of Medicine

Nancy Harvey, LMSW, Chief Executive Officer of SPOP, was a featured speaker at the symposium on Innovative Models of Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care for Older People at The New York Academy of Medicine on November 20, 2019. The symposium was co-sponsored by The Coalition for Behavioral Health and The New York Academy of… 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 http://mhnews.org/back_issues/BHN-Spring2019.pdf 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 >>

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 >>

SPOP Welcomes First Lady Chirlane McCray

Service Program for Older People was honored to welcome New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray for a visit on March 2, 2015. Accompanied by Donna Corrado, Commissioner of the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA), and Caryn Resnick, Deputy Commissioner of DFTA, the First Lady toured SPOP and met with clients, staff… Continue reading >>

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