ASA Washington, DC Roundtable - LGBT Older Adults - Services & Advocacy

Events Date
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Time Zone
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time

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Event Location

Address 1
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates - Community Room
Address 2
2801 14th Street, NW
City
Washington
State
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip
20009
Short Description

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable LGBT Older Adults - Services & Advocacy

Full Description

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable

LGBT Older Adults - Services & Advocacy

Join us for a presentation and conversation
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
9:00–11:00 AM

Location: 

Community Room
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates
2801 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
This location is two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station - Green Line

There are an estimated 3 million LGBT Americans age 50 and older. They are more likely to experience poverty, suffer a range of health disparities, and be single and three to four times less likely to have children. In addition, they are more likely to experience housing and employment discrimination. A lack of social and familial support means that they are more likely to experience social isolation or struggle to find a caregiver, which can have profound consequences on physical and mental health.

The Roundtable Outcomes: 

  • Learn about the needs and resources available to help LGBT older adults find LGBT-affirming services and more effectively and competently address their individual needs.
  • How are legal services programs meeting the unique legal needs of low-income LGBT older adults, such as spousal benefits, accessing health care, and public benefits.
  • Learn about targeting educational outreach efforts to ensure that LGBT older adults are aware of their rights and mechanisms for redress under current law and regulations.
  • How are community-based and national organizations fighting back with legislative action.

Moderator:

Barbara S Hoenig, MPH
Senior Consultant to CVS Health
Mature Workers & Workforce Initiatives
Chair, Washington, DC Roundtable

Presenters:

Michael Adams
CEO
SAGE
New York, NY
Incoming Chair, ASA

Monique Eliezer
Chief Officer, Sales,
Marketing & Strategies
Ingleside
MD, DC, VA

Natalie Kean
Senior Staff Attorney
Justice in Aging
Washington, DC

 

Susan Messina
Deputy Director
Iona Senior Services
Washington, DC

Dr. Imani Woody
President & CEO
Mary's House for Older Adults,
Washington, DC

 

All ASA members and individuals interested in ASA membership are welcome at this free event.

REGISTER TODAY!  Registration is free, but is requested to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. For assistance, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our partner, CVS Health.