Diverse Elders Coalition to Host Congressional Briefing After White House Conference on Aging

The Diverse Elders Coalition, in collaboration with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, is hosting a Congressional Briefing on July 14, 2015, the day after the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act, this Briefing will discuss elders of color, indigenous elders, LGBT elders, and elders living with HIV/AIDS in light of the White House conference and will identify needs and challenges moving forward. The Diverse Elders Coalition will present a report documenting their engagement with the White House Conference on Aging and their policy recommendations on how to improve the lives of diverse elders and their families.

Congressmember Mark Takano (D-CA) will join the Briefing and provide comments. Rep. Takano was the first LGBT person of color to be elected to the Congress and is a member of both the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

We hope you can join us for this interesting and timely discussion, RSVP by clicking this link to sign up.

Diverse Elders Coalition Congressional Briefing

Diverse Elders Coalition
Congressional Briefing
9:30 AM/ July 14, 2015
Location: TBD on Capitol Hill
For more information, e-mail bdeguzman@diverseelders.org

Join Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) and the Diverse Elders Coalition on the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act to discuss their newest report on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging and next steps for elders of color and LGBT elders.

The Diverse Elders Coalition brings together five leading national voices supporting elders of color, indigenous elders, LGBT elders, and elders living with HIV/AIDS:

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)
National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

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The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Diverse Elders Coalition.