The US Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary on Aging, Kathy Greenlee, will begin her trip to New Mexico on Monday at a roundtable discussion with local advocates and community members about special challenges that face LGBT seniors. The roundtable will take place at Flying Star Cafe Downtown at 8th and Silver from 9:00am to 10:30 am.
Recent national studies confirm that LGBT seniors encounter a series of unique issues as they age, including reduced access to caretaker networks, higher rates of poverty, and additional complications in the estate planning process. Assistant Secretary Greenlee has lead efforts within the Obama administration to draw attention to these issues.
Assistant Secretary Greenlee will then proceed later in the day to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the landmark healthcare reform law with local seniors at the North Valley Senior Center in Albuquerque.
Equality New Mexico is please to co-host this event along with the Senior Citizens Law Office.
What: Roundtable Discussion on LGBT Aging Issues with Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee–co-sponsored by Equality New Mexico and the Senior Citizens’ Law Office
When: Monday, 19 March 2012, 9:00am to 10:30 am
Where: Flying Star Cafe Downtown, 423 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Grande Room)
Please note, the roundtable will be closed to the press. Please direct all media inquiries to Jacob Candelaria (609-651-3891).