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NASW Social Work Pioneers®
From receiving her MSW from the University of Chicago in 1981 to the present day, Ms. Golden has made significant and pioneering contributions to the social work profession. For 18 years, she was the director of clinical services for the Chicago Council for Jewish Elderly, continuing now as Director of Older Adult Programs at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, where she oversees multiple innovative services to older adults, including health promotion and disease prevention programs. In addition to teaching the only social work and aging class at the University of Chicago, she has served as the past chair of the American Society of the Aging and is a Fellow os the Gerontological Society of America. A highlight of her career was in the office of Hilary Rodham Clinton from 2003-2004, serving as aging and health policy advisor on issues of Medicare, care giving, mental health, Alzheimer’s disease and long term care. She provided legislative and policy analyses, prepared speeches, met with constituents and created aging priorities and agenda for the Senator.