Be an Advocte for LGBTQ Older Adults

Be an Advocate for LGBTQ Older Adults

Now is an important time to speak out about the needs of LGBTQ Older Adults in the District of Columbia.  The following events are important opportunities for LGBTQ older adults and their allies to share their experiences and needs.

Senior Budget Engagement Telephone Town Hall
Monday February 11th at 12:00 PM
Join with fellow DC residents at this forum to share your values, priorities, and ideas with the Bowser Administration. – to RSVP for this event call 202 442-8150.  Please note: this event is specifically for seniors.

Oversight Hearing for the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs
The Committee on Government Operations chaired by Council Member Brandon Todd, will hold an oversight hearing on Wednesday,  February 13th.   The hearing is for community affairs offices including the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs.  The hearing will start at 10:00 AM in Room 412 of the Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW) .  Persons wishing to testify about the performance of any of the preceding agencies may email governmentoperations@dccouncil.us or call 202.724.6668

Oversight Hearing for the Office of Aging
The Committee on Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization, chaired by Council Member Anita Bonds will hold a hearing on Thursday February 14th beginning at 9:30 AM.  This hearing will  include the Office of Aging, Commission on Aging, and Age Friendly DC Task Force.  This is an excellent space to speak out about the lives and experiences of of LGBTQ older adults.   Persons wishing to testify about the performance of the agency may contact: Oscar Montiel (omontiel@dccouncil.us) or by call 202.724.8198.

If you cannot attend these hearings in person, consider submitting written comments.  Also, consider sharing your written comments with the DC Center if you would like to see them posted on our website.  Thanks for your commitment to LGBTQ older adults.

You are also invited to be part of our ongoing conversation about programs and services for LGBTQ older adults in the District.  Follow Center Aging on twitter at twitter.com/centeraging, or on facebook at facebook.com/centeraging.   There is also a google group you can join by visiting our website thedccenter.org/aging.

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