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2015 NHCOA Capitol Hill Briefing & Advocacy Day

Congressional Briefing

 Join us at the Capitol Hill Briefing on Wednesday, October 28 at 9:30 a.m. for the release of the report, Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Recommendations from the Field.

As the country is on the cusp of becoming an aging society, our seniors are struggling month by month to purchase nutritious food, access quality medical care and decent housing, and live in dignity and security.

In just a few short years, with the retirement of the baby boomers, older adults will outnumber people younger than 18 in the U.S.  For many seniors, however, these years are fraught with insecurity, poor health, substandard living conditions and hunger.  Today, there are over six million seniors living in poverty.  This is especially true for diverse seniors, including Hispanics.  Today almost 20% of U.S. Hispanic older adults face poverty and many more face economic insecurity as more than half of Hispanic older adults are solely dependent on Social Security and receive lower Social Security payouts than most Americans.

  • Retirement Security
  • Access to Long-Term Services and Supports
  • Healthy Aging
  • Financial Exploitation

Congressional Briefing

NHCOA is proud to release the report emanating from this process: Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Recommendations from the Field.   This is a data-driven and testimonial report focused on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging themes.  We at NHCOA remain troubled by the realities highlighted in the report and inspired by the caring and uplifting spirit demonstrated by our nation’s seniors as they participated in the process.

Please join us at the Capitol Hill Briefing on Wednesday, October 28 at 9:30 a.m. for the release of the report, to hear more in-depth findings from the report and recommendations from the community.  The briefing will be held at the Cannon House Office Building in Room #340

 

NHCOA Capitol Hill Briefing

Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Recommendations from the Field

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cannon House Office Building Room #340

9:30 – 11:30 am

RSVP: Abimarlee Martinez at 202-347-9733 or events@nhcoa.org

Breakfast will be served.

NHCOA works to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers.