Miriam Zucker, ACSW, Founder of Directions in Aging
Miriam Zucker, ACSW, Founder of Directions in Aging, received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her Masters Degree in Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University. She did her post-Masters training at the Brookdale Center on Aging. As Program Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association of Westchester County, she was instrumental in the development of programs for the Alzheimer's caregiver.
She lectures extensively, implementing the award-winning Telephone Support Link Program, and produced and hosted the "Westchester Help Line", a radio program on WVOX in New Rochelle, New York. Ms. Zucker has written "Mind Matters," a mental health column for Tomorrow publications and is the author of The Telephone Support Link Program, A Manual for Implementation. In conjunction with the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity of Hunter College, she was a founder of the Certificate Program in Professional Geriatric Care Management. She currently serves as a facility instructor for the program.
Miriam Zucker is a licensed New York State social worker and is a member of: the National Association of Social Workers, American Society on Aging, the Central Westchester Geriatric Committee, and the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers where she serves on their Public Relations committee. She served on the Millennium Planning Committee for the City of New Rochelle Office on Aging.