Press Release: NICOA May 6 WHCOA Tribal Listening Session

On May 6, 2015, the National Indian Council on Aging hosted a White House Conference on Aging listening session with WHCOA organizers and tribal representatives. This press release summarizes the day’s events as well as next steps for Native elders and their.... Read More

             

Flyer for NICOA May 6th WHCOA Tribal Listening Session

On May 6, 2015, the National Indian Council on Aging hosted a White House Conference on Aging listening session for Native American elders and tribal leaders in Norman, OK. This flyer announced the event and invited participants to.... Read More

             

Taking Our Housing Initiative to the White House

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, the White House, SAGE, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) hosted the National LGBT Elder Housing Summit. This summit outlined the housing needs of LGBT older adults and created an ambitious national plan to address those needs. Later in the month, SAGE had the opportunity to host a White House Conference on Aging Listening Session, conducted by Kathy Greenlee, Administrator of the Administration for Community Living and Assistant Secretary for Aging, and Nora Super, Executive Director, White House Conference on Aging. LGBT older adults and advocates shared their vision of a successful White House Conference on Aging directly with Administrator Greenlee and Executive Director Super. This blog summarizes these events and looks to the future.... Read More

             

Press Release: Los Angeles Diverse Voices Listening Session

On May 7, 2015, the Diverse Elders Coalition hosted a town hall forum at the Pilipino Workers Center in Los Angeles, offering the opportunity for local elders, caregivers, and aging advocates to speak directly to White House Conference on Aging organizers about their unique needs and experiences. This press release, published after the event, shared the outcomes of the day and the next steps for our communities as we approached the 2015 White House Conference on.... Read More

             

Media Advisory: Los Angeles Diverse Voices Listening Session

On May 7, 2015, the Diverse Elders Coalition hosted a town hall forum at the Pilipino Workers Center in Los Angeles, offering the opportunity for local elders, caregivers, and aging advocates to speak directly to White House Conference on Aging organizers about their unique needs and experiences. This advisory announced the forum and invited local media outlets to cover the.... Read More

             

Flyer for Los Angeles WHCOA Diverse Voices Town Hall

On May 7, 2015, the Diverse Elders Coalition hosted a town hall forum at the Pilipino Workers Center in Los Angeles, offering the opportunity for local elders, caregivers, and aging advocates to speak directly to White House Conference on Aging organizers about their unique needs and experiences. This flyer advertised the session and acknowledged the many organizations involved in its.... Read More

             

NAPCA Policy Asks for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

In advance of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, four policy briefs were released by WHCOA staff, addressing the needs of America’s elders in the fields of healthy aging, elder justice, retirement security, and long-term services and supports. NAPCA (National Asian Pacific Center on Aging) submitted this formal response, encouraging White House organizers to acknowledge and address the needs of Asian and Pacific Islander American.... Read More

             

SAGE Policy Asks for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

In advance of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, four policy briefs were released by WHCOA staff, addressing the needs of America’s elders in the fields of healthy aging, elder justice, retirement security, and long-term services and supports. SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) submitted this formal response, encouraging White House organizers to acknowledge and address the needs of LGBT.... Read More

             

DEC Response to 2015 White House Conference on Aging Policy Briefs (Addendum)

In advance of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, four policy briefs were released by WHCOA staff, addressing the needs of America’s elders in the fields of healthy aging, elder justice, retirement security, and long-term services and supports. The Diverse Elders Coalition submitted a formal response to these policy briefs, including this addendum, encouraging support for the unique needs of LGBT elders and elders of.... Read More

             

NAPCA CEO Dr. Wes Lum Responds to 2015 WHCOA Policy Briefs

In advance of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, four policy briefs were released by WHCOA staff, addressing the needs of America’s elders in the fields of healthy aging, elder justice, retirement security, and long-term services and supports. Dr. Wes Lum of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) responded to these policy briefs in a blog post for the Diverse Elders.... Read More

             

DEC Response to 2015 White House Conference on Aging Policy Briefs

In advance of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, four policy briefs were released by WHCOA staff, addressing the needs of America’s elders in the fields of healthy aging, elder justice, retirement security, and long-term services and supports. The Diverse Elders Coalition submitted a formal response to these briefs, emphasizing the need for inclusion and support of LGBTQ elders and elders of.... Read More

             

LGBT Older Adults, HIV and the Affordable Care Act

Estimates project that within the next few years, one in two people with HIV in this country will be age 50 or older—an epidemic that has disproportionately impacted lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and people of color since its inception. Further, HIV infections are on the rise among older people, many of whom are dually diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. Affordable, quality health care is a key factor for preventing and managing HIV/AIDS. The Affordable Care Act—enacted in 2010— expanded coverage for millions of Americans, including LGBT people, older people and people with HIV. Yet the available evidence suggests that many people will continue to need support in navigating these new health options under ACA, including understanding how their HIV care has been affected by the insurance marketplaces.... Read More

             
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