Every year during the holiday season, we rush out to show our compassion for feeding the homeless and the poor. In fact, it has become popular to do so as a conscience statement of the hard reality of difficult economic times. Lost during this time are the hundreds of THOUSANDS of senior citizens, living on social security or limited pensions, that spend their holidays without family and without FOOD. They can’t, or won’t stand in the food. They struggle with maintaining diginity in the final years of their lives. Throughout the year, they struggle with choices as to pay rent, pay for medication or by food. Many will choose several over food, and they starve themselves, invisible to the public–but in plain sight. You might KNOW someone like this but they haven’t come forward to discuss it.
Come listen, and bring your neighbors, as we hold a panel discussion to put our arms and minds around this senior dilemma.
Our newsmakers and forum speakers are;
Ms. Sherri Ann-Gordon, Manager,
Mutli-Cultural Markets and Specialty Projects, AARP
Dr. Karen Lincoln, Associate Director,
Edward R. Royal Institute on Aging at USC
Dellora Elis-Gant, Human Services Administrator,
CalFresh Nutrition Program
This forum will take place:
Friday MORNING, December 7th, 2012
Please notice this is our REGULAR start time and venue.
This forum will be held at:
California African American Museum
600 State Park Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90036
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by calling (323)789-6224
Parking on-site is $10. Free parking offsite.
Breakfast will be served (starting at 7:30 a.m.)