FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Patricia Guadalupe
CONTACT NUMBER: (202) 347-9733
August 20, 2014
NHCOA TO HOST OPEN FORUM AS PART OF 2014 REGIONAL MEETING IN LOS ANGELES Annual meeting empowers Hispanic older adults to be engaged in their communities
LOS ANGELES, CA — The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) — the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families and their caregivers — will hold its fourth regional meeting in its 2014 Promoting Communities of Success meeting series in Los Angeles, Ca. on August 19-21.
Each year NHCOA hosts regional meetings in cities across the country with high populations of Hispanics older adults to engage local communities. This year the regional meetings will feature a two day Empowerment and Civic Engagement Training and an Open Forum sponsored by Abbvie, Archstone Foundation, Herbalife, Lilly, SCAN Foundation, Univision, and Walmart. The purpose of each regional meeting is to understand the challenges facing Hispanic older adults, their families and caregivers; learn about resources available to serve Hispanic older adults and their communities; find ways to connect people to services; and share information with service providers and professionals on best ways to engage Hispanic older adults and their communities.
This year’s Open Forum discussions will include access to healthcare sponsored by the SCAN Foundation, and poverty and hunger in the Hispanic community. With Hispanic seniors currently representing 7% of the U.S. older population and continuing to grow, it is critical that Hispanic older adults are well represented and understood in all areas of U.S. policies.
WHO: National Hispanic Council on Aging, the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families and their caregivers
WHAT: 2014 Regional Meetings Series: Promoting Communities of Success
WHEN: Open Forum
August 21, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: The California Endowment
The Center for Healthy Communities – Yosemite Room
1000 North Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
MEDIA: For additional information, please contact Patricia Guadalupe at (202) 347-9733.