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Nov. 4 Press Briefing @ GSA in Indianapolis: Diverse Elders Coalition Uplifts Experiences and Challenges for Diverse Family Caregivers to Older Adults

For Immediate Release
October 24, 2022

Contact: Todd Kluss
(202) 587-2839

At The Gerontological Society of America's 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Diverse Elders Coalition is presenting a luncheon briefing featuring research and stories of the lived experiences of diverse family caregivers for older adults. This briefing is being held with the generous support from The John A. Hartford Foundation.

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Time: 12 to 1:15 p.m. ET
Location: Indiana Convention Center Room 124
: GSA media registration is required to attend this event.

The Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC), as well as representatives from the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and The Care Plan, will share research, lived experiences, and stories and trends for diverse family caregivers for older adults. The panelists will provide insights on the unique challenges and strengths caregivers who identify as people of color; American Indian/Alaska Native; and/or LGBTQ+ face in caring for their older adult loved ones.

Opening Remarks:

  • Marcus Escobedo, MPA, Vice President, Communications and Senior Program Officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation


  • Jacqueline Boyd, BS, Owner, The Care Plan
  • Lauren Pongan, MA, National Director, Diverse Elders Coalition
  • Sara Powers, PhD, Research Scientist, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
  • Didier Trinh, BA, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Diverse Elders Coalition


Founded in 2010, the Diverse Elders Coalition advocates on behalf of a growing majority of millions of older people throughout the country: American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Elders; Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian older adults; Black and African American older adults; Hispanic and Latinx older adults; and LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, and additional identities) older adults. We are a coalition of 6 national organizations that have come together to promote policy changes and programmatic solutions that will remove the barriers facing our communities. We envision a world where all older adults can live full and active lives as they age.

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society.

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