WASHINGTON, April 26, 2023 (Newswire.com) - The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) continues its mission to ensure a dignified life for older adult communities in the United States. As a result, it has set out to be a voice for the community and to advocate for its key challenges in order to achieve substantial, timely and favorable change for all.
To accomplish this, NHCOA will host its virtual Legislative Breakfast on May 2, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. (EST) via GoToWebinar. The event seeks to open the discussion on key issues affecting Latinos before members of Congress, who will be the special guests of this new project. NHCOA also aims to bring together legislators and constituents to discuss legislative priorities and understanding from leaders of the older adult communities in the U.S. This event aims to facilitate discussions around the preeminent matters impacting older adults today, such as improving the access and affordability of drugs to treat obesity and Alzheimer's disease, as well as the importance of vaccination schedules that include immunizations against influenza, pneumococcus and shingles.
This space will also serve to address other issues related to health care for older adults, such as barriers to access to prescription drugs, health insurance barriers, and the importance of Medicare for communities. There will also be discussions regarding access to treatment for chronic diseases such as obesity and Alzheimer's and the challenges in caring for patients with these conditions and health disparities between black and Latino communities, exacerbated by the inequities uncovered by the pandemic.
The Legislative Breakfast will feature presentations by NHCOA experts along with national and international organizations working with older adults, among others. The event is free and open to the public.
RSVP here: bit.ly/3maGuVz
For questions, contact Christine Perez at [email protected] or 202-347-9733.
About NHCOA: NHCOA is the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and their caregivers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., 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 the last 51 years.
For more information about NHCOA, call 202-347-9733 or visit www.NHCOA.org.Contact Information:
NHCOA's Director of Programs
NHCOA's Legislative Breakfast Flyer.pdf
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