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NCOA Tele-Town Hall: Caring for Older Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2020-09-09T14:08:55-04:00March 26th, 2020|COVID-19, National, News, Statewide COVID-19 News|

This tele-town hall is a dial-in event and requires no internet access to join. It will last from 2 to 3 p.m. EST and focus on galvanizing efforts with partners of National Council on Aging to provide information, resources and guidance on COVID-19. Join by telephone: 1-888-475-4499, event passcode: 423 660 186.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a severe vulnerability for aging populations and people with chronic conditions who are most at risk of health complications during this critical time. Additionally, misinformation and misunderstanding of how to care for these individuals in the elderly community are on the rise.

There is a critical need to fill in the gaps of communication in aging communities on COVID-19 and provide both accurate guidance and approaches to protect our most vulnerable and diverse communities. As our government, corporate and community leaders work to create bold solutions, it is imperative that the impact on aging populations is top of mind and their needs are a part of informing those solutions.

Speakers:

Anna Maria Chavez, Executive VP & Chief Growth Officer, National Council on Aging

Sandy Markwood, CEO, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels of America

Sindy Benavides, CEO, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Jenna McDavid, National Director, Diverse Elders Coalition

Michael Soto, Executive Director, Equality Arizona

About the Author:

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Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 27th anniversary.