Aging Specialty Practice Section

We are social workers that help the fastest segment of the U.S. population—the older adult. Examples of areas of service include: counseling older people and their families, health and mental health issues, case and care management, long term care, elder abuse, advocacy and advance care planning. 

Aging Section Committee

  • Colleen Galambos PhD, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, LCSW-C - Milwaukee, WI, Chair
  • Denice Goodrich Liley, Ph.D., CSW-G - Boise, ID
  • Carmen Morano, Ph.D. - Albany, NY
  • Stephanie Swerdlow, LCSW, CMC - Hollywood, FL
  • Kimberly T. Washington, LICSW, LCSW-C, LSW, MAC - Washington, DC
  • Melissa Chalker, MSW - Trenton, NJ
  • Linda K.P. Mertz, MSW, LCSWR - Delmar, NY
  • Natalia Shtompel, PhD., MSW, MA - Miami Shores, FL

The importance of human relationships is one of our profession’s core values. While this value and its associated ethical principle apply across the life span, they are particularly relevant for our work with older persons. As we seek to improve their quality of life, it is critically important to find ways to enhance human relationships. Aging Section Connection