NHCOA Regional Conference 2017: Empowering Communities to Age with Dignity
Participants’ ideas will be included in NHCOA’s annual “State of Hispanic Older Adults”
MIAMI, FL—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 Symposium at the Miami-Dade College InterAmerican Campus on June 29th.
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, with special emphasis on Hispanic Caregiving. This activity is part of a three day Regional Conferences that also includes a two day Empowerment and Civic Engagement Training— NHCOA’s signature leadership program.
Latino low-income family caregivers spend about 44% of their income on Caregiving, therefore NHCOA is working to create awareness about the need to approve The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. It is crucial that Hispanics become involved in this initiative to raise their voices in order to disseminate the impact of this bill. Representatives from both the private and public sector would be part of an advisory body to make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Our goal is to propose a national strategy that support and meet the real needs of Hispanic families who care for senior loved ones.
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 Miami Regional Conferences are sponsored by AARP, the Hartford Foundation, the Alzheimer Association, Verizon, Abbvie, Abbott, Lilly, PhRMA, Better Medicare Alliance, Amerigroup, Matrix, Social Security Administration, Independent Living Systems, Health Foundation of South Florida, Archstone Foundation and Herbalife.
NHCOA’s Regional Conferences will be held at the Miami-Dade College Inter American Campus (Room 401 and 3103) 627 SW 27th Ave. Miami, Florida during June 27, 28, and 29 of 2017.
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The dates for the 2017 NHCOA Open Forums are:
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