A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, Leadership Montgomery’s mission is to educate, inspire, convene, and connect current and emerging leaders to advance Montgomery County. Their Core program is designed for experienced leaders across all sectors, who want to gain deeper understanding of local issues, connect with other key decision-makers and explore ways to collaboratively strengthen the community.

“I am very excited to be selected as part of this group of leaders,” said Kasdin. “I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge about the local community and contributing to the growth of my fellow participants by creating awareness about elder abuse and how it affects the older adults in our community.”

As the first of its kind in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, ElderSAFE Center provides temporary shelter to older adults experiencing elder abuse and trains professionals and community members to recognize the signs of elder abuse, learn how to safely intervene and prevent future abuse.

About Charles E. Smith Life Communities:

Founded in 1910 as the Hebrew Home for the Aged, Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) is a nonprofit organization serving more than 1,100 older adults daily in multiple residences situated on a 38-acre campus in Rockville, Maryland. CESLC’s services include: skilled nursing care at the Wasserman and Smith-Kogod Residences and Post-Acute Care Center at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington; independent living at Revitz House and Ring House; assisted living at Landow House; memory care assisted living at Cohen-Rosen House; geriatric medical care at Hirsh Health Center; and temporary shelter and advocacy for victims of elder abuse at the ElderSAFE™ Center. For more information, please visit www.smithlifecommunities.org