NHCOA PROMOTES LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS IN SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND
Washington, D.C.—The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), will bring together members of the older adult population along with elected officials, social advocates, and service providers in a Town Hall at the Silver Spring Civic Building on August 17th. This linguistically and culturally safe space will give those present the opportunity to discuss solutions to issues such as economic insecurity, hunger and unaffordable housing.
The Town Hall is part of a three day Regional Conference that also includes a two day Empowerment and Civic Engagement Training. Hispanic seniors currently represent 8% of the U.S. older adult population, and by 2050, they will make up 20% of the nation’s older adults. In light of the rapid growth of the Latino aging population, NHCOA also empowers Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers through leadership development to enable them to age with dignity and become their own best advocates.
NHCOA, pronounced NAH-CO-AH is the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and their caregivers. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NHCOA has been a strong voice dedicated to promoting, educating, and advocating for research, policy, and practice in the areas of economic security, health, and housing for Hispanic older adults, families, and caregivers for more than 30 years.
All solutions and recommendations discussed during “NHCOA Regional Conferences: Empowering Communities to Age with Dignity” will be presented on a national level through NHCOA’s, “State of Hispanic Older Adults Report” a publication that is released annually on Capitol Hill during the fall.
The 2017 Maryland Regional Conference is sponsored by AARP, the Hartford Foundation, the Montgomery County Government, the Alzheimer Association, Verizon, Abbvie, Abbott, Lilly, PhRMA, Better Medicare Alliance, Amerigroup, Univision, Matrix, Social Security Administration, Independent Living Systems, Health Foundation of South Florida, Archstone Foundation, and Herbalife.
The dates for the 2017 NHCOA Open Forums are:
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