Last year, the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), an important voice for low-income seniors for the past 43 years, launched a new name and tagline-Justice in Aging: Fighting Senior Poverty Through Law. The focus of the organization continues to be advocacy and litigation to secure the rights of low-income seniors, and education and training of advocates around the country who work to connect seniors to the services and programs they need to age with dignity. This is a worthwhile organization which deserves our support.
On November 15, 2016, Justice in Aging hosted the forum Dignity for All: Ensuring Economic Security as America Ages in Washington DC. The forum featured researchers, service providers, and advocates exploring the issue of economic security for older Americans and their families at this time when the population is aging and few Americans are prepared for a secure retirement. Three panels focused on the growing numbers of seniors living in poverty, efforts local providers are undertaking to serve these seniors, and policies we can advance to improve their lives.
Virtually attend the Dignity Forum-watch the recordings of the panels and opening comments, view the photos, and download the slides.
Panel One includes important data that you can use to convey the scope and severity of senior poverty to a variety of audiences, in Panel Two you’ll hear from professionals who provide critical services to low-income seniors, while Panel Three speakers describe the advocacy efforts they are engaged in. You’ll also enjoy inspiring opening remarks by Justice in Aging Executive Director Kevin Prindiville and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).
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Justice in Aging asks readers to stay in touch with any ideas about how we can work together in the coming months to preserve the critical programs that America’s low-income seniors rely on. We’re going to need to speak with a unified voice to policy makers and the public about why these programs matter for all Americans.
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