Diverse Elder Communities in Los Angeles Host Town Hall with White House Conference on Aging

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2015

CONTACT:
Jenna McDavid, Diverse Elders Coalition
Ben de Guzman, Diverse Elders Coalition
info@diverseelders.org
202-347-9733 x235

Diverse Elder Communities in Los Angeles
Host Town Hall with White House Conference on Aging

Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2015
nora01One hundred area elders, caregivers, and advocates from communities of color and LGBTQ communities gathered at the Pilipino Workers Center in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown district on Thursday to speak directly with Nora Super, Executive Director of the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) about the unique and specific aging concerns that affect diverse.... Read More

             

Ensuring Diverse Voices are Heard at the White House Conference on Aging

The Diverse Elders Coalition and its partner organizations continue to engage the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) to ensure that the voices of our diverse elder communities are heard and that meaningful, beneficial changes are made to US policy.  We have two exciting events happening this week in the western United States that will bring our constituents into contact with Nora Super, Executive Director of the WHCOA, and other White House staff.

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On Wednesday, May 6th, the National Indian Council on Aging is hosting an American Indian/Alaskan Native listening session in Norman, Oklahoma.  This session will.... Read More

             

Los Angeles Town Hall to Discuss the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2015

CONTACT:
Jenna McDavid, Diverse Elders Coalition
Ben de Guzman, Diverse Elders Coalition
info@diverseelders.org
202-347-9733 x235

Diverse Elder Communities in Los Angeles
Hosting Town Hall to Discuss the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2015

WHAT: In order to ensure that the voices of communities of color and LGBTQ communities in Los Angeles are represented at this year’s White House Conference on Aging, the Diverse Elders Coalition is joining local and national organizations to put on a Town Hall in Los Angeles with Nora Super, Executive Director of the White House Conference and Aging. At this event, elders of color, LGBT.... Read More

             

Reflections from the WHCOA 2015 Seattle Regional Forum

On April 2, the White House Conference on Aging hosted its third in a series of five Regional Forums in Seattle, WA at the Bell Harbor International Center. With our member organization the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging a hop, skip, and a jump away in downtown Seattle, and a diverse elder population in the city and region that includes significant tribal populations, the Diverse Elders Coalition identified this Regional Forum as a key opportunity to lift up the profile of its member groups and the constituencies we all serve.

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Approximately 200 people attended the Forum, which opened.... Read More

             

The 2015 Aging in America Conference: First Time Experiences and Diverse Perspectives

The 2015 Aging in America Conference wraps up today in Chicago, IL. This week has provided a unique opportunity for the Diverse Elders Coalition and its members to share their work and connect with thousands of other participants from around the country working on issues of concern for elders. As a first time attendee, I was particularly impressed with (and maybe a bit overwhelmed by) the size and scope of the conference.

 

I kicked off the conference on the first day with a morning session talking about HIV/AIDS as part of an inter-generational dialogue entitled “Being Gay Ain’t What it Used to Be” with my colleague and friend, Read More

             

White House Conference on Aging: This Time it’s Personal

The last time the White House Conference on Aging happened, back in 2005, I was personally in a major life transition: I had just taken a new job, moved across the country, and was too busy planning my new life in Los Angeles as a young 30-something to think about the Washington, DC I was leaving behind, much less be concerned with the “aging communities” that I was probably too self-absorbed to care about at the time.

Ten years later, as the White House Conference on Aging gears up for its once-in-a-decade incarnation this summer, my life has changed dramatically in many ways. With my parents in retirement age and me well into my forties, I am much more.... Read More

             

Around the Country in 180 Days: The White House Conference on Aging Regional Forums

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is slated to be held later this year in Washington, D.C., but in the months leading up to the big event, multiple regional forums are being held around the United States, bringing together “a community of older Americans, advocates, caregivers, experts, and local leaders who are committed to working to address the changing landscape of aging.” These forums are intended as an opportunity for local leaders to provide input and ideas for the conference and to begin the much-needed dialogue on the many issues facing older Americans, like economic security, health and independence, long-term care, and preventing elder abuse.

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