NYU's Silberstein Institute (the Aging and Dementia Clinical and Research institute at NYU Langone Medical Center) presents an interview with Emma Shulman, LCSW, MPH with David Hittson of the Silberstein Institute.
Shulman answers questions concerning aging and memory changes. A 95-year-old vibrant speaker in high demand around New York, she has many years of experience working with older people.
After 27 years of service to NYU's William and Sylvia Silberstein Institute for Aging and Dementia, Emma Shulman, L.S.W.,M.P.H., its Senior Family Counselor, has retired at the age of 95 to pursue an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, her fifth master's degree.
Shulman came to the institute as a 68-year-old volunteer to study aging and add an advanced degree in gerontology to those she had earned in social work, business, and psychology.
In 1980 she joined the staff as research coordinator of an NIA-supported longitudinal study of aging and Alzheimer's disease is still the largest and longest of its kind in the world and co-leader of two caregiver support groups that she and her colleague, Gertrude Steinberg, began at NYU's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center . She also helped launch the New York City chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Shulman, who was featured in Business Week 2005 cover story on productive aging, will continue to serve the institute as a part-time consultant. She hasn't decided where she'll enroll for her next degree, but says NYU is a strong possibility. The most important thing to me, as she explains, is that it's a progressive program.