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November 7 Capitol Hill Luncheon Briefing: Congressional Stories of Family Caregiving

For Immediate Release
November 6, 2017

Contact: Todd Kluss
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(202) 587-2839

Like the majority of family caregivers across the U.S., senators and representatives juggle the demands of family life, work, and caregiving. On November 7, you’re invited to a briefing that will highlight caregiving stories — including those of congressional members — in an effort to raise awareness of the need for action to support and assist family caregivers.

Title: Congressional Stories of Family Caregiving
Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (Lunch will be served.)
Location: Reserve Officers Association, One Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
RSVP: https://www.geron.org/caregiving

This program will call attention to the challenges that family caregivers face and point to the recommendations set forth by “Families Caring for an Aging America,” the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report for building a national strategy to address these issues effectively.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico
  • Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas
  • Representative Jim Langevin of Rhode Island
  • Representative Jacky Rosen of Nevada
  • Rani Snyder, Program Director for The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Alan Stevens, Director, Center for Applied Health Research, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Patricia D’Antonio, Senior Director of Professional Affairs for The Gerontological Society of America

This briefing is being supported by The Gerontological Society of America and The John A. Hartford Foundation in partnership with AARP, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the National Alliance for Caregiving. For more information visit http://bit.ly/NASEMCaregiving.

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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, and an educational unit, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

 

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