Wednesday, November 21, 2012

LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2012: open teleconference 11-27-12 2:30p ESP

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) is holding an open teleconference on Tuesday, November 27, at 2:30 p.m. EST to discuss his bill, The LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2012. The LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2012 “proposes several amendments to the Older Americans act (OAA), the country’s largest vehicle for funding and delivering services to older people. The OAA is currently up for reauthorization and includes no mention of LGBT older adults. Participants in the call will learn more about the bill, and its potential impact on aging providers and LGBT older adults.”

The presentation, followed by a Q&A session, will feature:

  • Senator Michael Bennet
  • Michael Adams, Executive Director, SAGE
  • Brad Clark, Executive Director, One Colorado
  • Sandy Markwood, CEO, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
  • Shari Wilkins, Program Coordinator, SAGE of the Rockies

Phone number: (805) 399-1200, participant access code: 917325. No RSVP is required.

For a summary and full text of the bill and an overview of the legislative status of this bill check out www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s3575

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