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Dear ESCOTA Community,

Our ESCOTA programming has moved online. Click on an upcoming event below for instructions on how to attend digitally.

The ESCOTA Board

Upcoming ESCOTA events

    • Thu, February 11, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Webinar

    For this panel discussion, we will be welcoming professionals from different aspects of Palliative Care and End of Life Care to share their experiences with diverse groups of older adults. Presenters will share their perspectives on how awareness of racial and cultural inequities in these areas can help us build more culturally competent services for our communities.


    Winsome Dyer Bio (.doc)

    Winsome J. H Dyer-Anthony is a professional Social Worker.  She is a graduate of Hunter College and Fordham university School of Social Work.  She also earned her Certification in Palliative Care from NYU.  

    Dyer has selflessly chosen to concentrate her impact on the lives of the nation’s veterans, particularly those who face the final chapters of their lives. As a palliative care team member, she has distinguished herself as a restorer of dignity and unquestionable worth to the minds of those who served yesterday and often go forgotten. She extends her services way beyond those directly in her care to include the family and friends of the veterans. She is celebrated as one who positions each client as worthy of the greatest care, attention and respect thus enabling other Palliative Care staff members to serve with excellence.

    Aundaray Guess Deputy Director, GRIOT

    Aundaray Guess has been working in the LGBT field for 15 years. In addition to developing programs for the LGBT community, Aundaray is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and a featured writer for Poz Magazine, an online and print magazine focused on HIV/AIDS.

    He served as the Communication Director of GMAD (Gay Men of African Descent) prior to joining GRIOT. Aundaray has a Bachelor of Science in Media Studies and a Masters in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from NYU.

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Past events

Thu, January 14, 2021 Winter Book Club Event: Happiness is a Choice You Make
Thu, December 31, 2020 December - No Meeting
Thu, November 12, 2020 Panel Discussion: Technology and Aging
Thu, October 08, 2020 Creating a Corona Virus Family Back-Up Plan
Wed, September 09, 2020 Medicaid Update: 2020 - 2021
Thu, June 11, 2020 End of year Virtual Party
Thu, May 14, 2020 CANCELLED: Falling Through the Cracks
Thu, April 23, 2020 CANCELED: Technology Panel
Thu, February 13, 2020 Dispelling the Myth: Older Adults and Substance Use
Thu, January 09, 2020 Clutter and Hoarding
Thu, December 12, 2019 Book Club Event: Discussing Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal"
Thu, November 14, 2019 Medicaid Update
Thu, October 10, 2019 Discussing Advanced Directives
Thu, September 12, 2019 Recognizing Stroke
Thu, June 13, 2019 7th Annual Members Party
Thu, May 09, 2019 3rd Annual ESCOTA Members Forum: What Falls Between the Cracks
Thu, April 11, 2019 Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) Panel
Thu, March 14, 2019 Bias and Microaggressions
Thu, February 14, 2019 Working with LGBTQ Adults
Thu, January 10, 2019 Dealing with Difficult People (CEU credits)
Thu, November 08, 2018 Understanding and Addressing Suicidal Thoughts in Older Adults
Thu, October 11, 2018 Recognizing and Preventing Fraud and Scams Targeting Older Adults
Thu, September 13, 2018 Opiod Talk re: Older Adults
Thu, June 14, 2018 6th Annual Members Party
Thu, May 10, 2018 2nd Annual ESCOTA Members Forum: What Falls Between the Cracks
Thu, April 12, 2018 How to Be An Advocate: Boots on the Ground, Practical Training on Getting Your Voice Heard
Thu, March 08, 2018 2018 Medicaid Update
Thu, February 08, 2018 Palliative Care
Thu, January 11, 2018 Guardianship/Competency
Thu, December 14, 2017 Working with Traumatized Clients
Thu, November 09, 2017 2017 Emergency Preparedness Updates and How They Affect Your Clients
Thu, October 12, 2017 Narrative Practice with Older Adults
Thu, September 14, 2017 Combatting Elder Abuse
Thu, June 08, 2017 5th Annual Members Party
Thu, May 11, 2017 When We're Not Able to Help: Gaps in the System and Unmet Client Needs
Thu, April 13, 2017 All in the Family: Rethinking Our Approach to Working with Older Adults and Their Families
Thu, March 09, 2017 Update on the City and State Budget on Senior Services
Thu, February 16, 2017 RESCHEDULED DATE: Valerie Bogart: State and Federal Medicaid Forecast
Thu, January 12, 2017 Addressing Health Literacy: A Critical Skill for the Healthcare Team to Improve Patient Outcomes
Thu, November 10, 2016 Alzheimer's Panel Discussion
Thu, October 13, 2016 Parkinson’s and Its Psychosocial Impact on Patients and Families
Thu, September 15, 2016 FREE 2 CEUs SEMINAR & Networking Event
Thu, June 09, 2016 4th Annual Members Party
Sat, May 14, 2016 “Celebrating The Caregiver: A Free Symposium for Family Caregivers of Older Adults”
Thu, May 12, 2016 Sex Over 60!
Thu, April 14, 2016 Meet Robin Fenley - Asst. Commissioner of Bureau of HealthCare Connections (DFTA)
Thu, March 10, 2016 Dentistry for Seniors
Thu, February 11, 2016 Financial Issues That Seniors Should Know About
Thu, January 14, 2016 Valerie Bogart
Thu, November 12, 2015 Resolving Disputes in the Family
Thu, October 08, 2015 Planning for End of Life Decisions
Thu, September 10, 2015 Podiatry for Seniors
Thu, June 18, 2015 3rd Annual Members Party
Thu, May 14, 2015 Mindful Moments: Stress Management Tips and Techniques
Thu, April 09, 2015 Dealing with Housing Conditions that Affect People with Asthma
Thu, March 12, 2015 A Discussion of the Dept. of Aging's Budget and New Initiatives
Thu, February 12, 2015 Interior Design for Aging in Place and Current Developments for Improving Housing for Aging-in-Place
Thu, January 08, 2015 Managed Long Term Care and Full Integrated Dual Advantage:
Thu, November 13, 2014 Ageism
Thu, October 09, 2014 Pandemic Influenza - how it can impact you and your family and your clients
Thu, September 11, 2014 Helping Clients Navigate the Medicare System

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