Understanding and Addressing Suicidal Thoughts in Older Adults

  • Thu, November 08, 2018
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, 415 E 93rd St. (East of 1st Ave.)


Registration is closed


3:00pm: networking

3:30pm: announcements, presentation & Q&A

If you’d like a copy of the presentation please email Lisa Sutz at lisamsutz@dorotusa.org


Jackie Pykon, LMSW - Social Worker @ DOROT

Lisa M Sutz, LMSW - Social Work Supervisor @ DOROT

Jackie Pykon, LMSW is a Friendly Visiting Social Worker in the Community Services Department at DOROT. In this capacity, Ms. Pykon assesses seniors for DOROT programs and services, connects volunteers and seniors through Friendly Visiting and short-term volunteer opportunities and supports the development of their relationships. She works with the facilitators of DOROT’s Caregivers’ Connections phone support program and has provided supervision to both Cantorial interns and interns from the Action Reconciliation Program for Peace. Additionally, Ms. Pykon is the DOROT Social Worker at Central Synagogue, providing supportive services to their older congregants and co- facilitating a Spousal Bereavement Group. Prior to joining DOROT, Ms. Pykon was a Social Worker at Jewish Home Lifecare. Ms. Pykon received her Master of Social Work, Clinical Concentration, and her Certificate in the Practice of Gerontology from Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Her prior work experience was in Human Resource Administration.

Lisa M. Sutz, LMSW joined DOROT as a Friendly Visiting Social Worker in 2014.  Presently she is a Social Work Supervisor. Her work includes supporting a robust caseload of seniors and their volunteer visitors, performing client assessments and reassessments, supervising the home assessment social work team, social work, pastoral care and collegiate interns, and giving presentations throughout the city and state on issues of concern to older adults and the people in their lives. She is proud to represent DOROT on the Executive Board of the East Side Council on the Aging (ESCOTA), a non-for-profit organization of professionals working to enhance the lives of older adults and their families.

Ms. Sutz was awarded a M.S.W. with a specialization in Aging from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University. She spent the early part of her career as a political consultant and staffer.



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