A Conversation with Meryl Gordon

Thursday, June 22nd 5:30pm to 7:30pm

New York, NY

Join HelpAge for a dynamic reception in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day dedicated to increasing global awareness about abuse and neglect towards older people. 

Elder abuse can include physical and sexual abuse, as well as exploitation and neglect. Unfortunately, with the aging of populations, abuse towards older people is predicted to increase. HelpAge works to raise awareness about, and prevent, elder abuse - which can happen to anyone.

Please join HelpAge on June 22nd to hear author Meryl Gordon, best-selling author of Mrs. Astor Regrets and The Phantom of Fifth Avenue, tell stories about how socialite Brooke Astor and heiress Huguette Clark fell victim to elder abuse. Along with lively conversation, the event includes wine and hors d'oeuvres.


About Meryl Gordon:

Meryl Gordon

Meryl Gordon is the author of The Phantom of Fifth and Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach. She is an award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to Vanity Fair, and is on the graduate journalism faculty at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Meryl is considered an expert on "elder abuse" and has appeared on NPR, CNN and other outlets about high-profile cases.

During our event, Meryl will be speaking on her research into New York's elite families and the cases of elder abuse that afflicted these great women.


Learn more about Meryl's work here

For more info or RSVP:

info@HelpAgeUSA.org