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Gray Panthers NYC's Jack Kupferman attended the Joint Forum and the Ministerial Conference on Ageing in June in Rome.

On July 14, 2022, Gray Panthers NYC intern Sarah Gold (rising senior at Skidmore College) attended a High-Level Political Forum Zoom event, “Older Women in Crises: Invisible Among the Most Vulnerable,” hosted by the UN Programme on Ageing (UN DESA), the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA), UN Women, and the Special Procedures of the Independent Expert on the Rights of Older Persons.

Going back to its founding in 1970, Gray Panthers has focused on the rights and the dignity of older persons. If as a society, we ensure that people in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have the care they deserve, as a country we come one major step closer to ensuring the rights and dignity of all older persons.

Host Daren Jaime sits down with the President of Gray Panthers NYC, Jack Kupferman to talk about the organization combating ageism and achieving social justice through intergenerational advocacy.


Gray Panthers is deeply disturbed with the findings in Attorney General Letitia James' report on how nursing homes handled the COVID-19 pandemic. We had hoped that the reforms resulting from the nursing home audit we helped trigger in 2018 would prevent a situation similar from what Attorney General James reported, but they did not. Clearly, nursing homes in New York State are in desperate need of further reforms.




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