About the Director
Illese Forgang, LMSW and Director of CaringConnections, is a certified social worker with over two decades of experience in geriatrics. Prior to establishing CaringConnections in 1988, Ms. Forgang served as a professional social worker at New York-area nursing homes, as well as Mount Sinai and St. Vincent’s hospitals in Manhattan, where she worked primarily with the aged. Through an appointment by the NYC Commissioner of Aging to direct Partnership for Eldercare, Ms. Forgang developed and led employee seminars and provided eldercare services for major corporations, such as American Express, AIG and Con Edison. Additionally, Ms. Forgang served as a support group leader for the Alzheimer’s Association. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers; the Greater New York Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers; the American Society on Aging; Aging Network Services; and the National Association of Social Workers.