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Crucial Conversation – The silver tsunami: What’s on the policy horizon for North Carolina’s seniors?

Please join us August 15 for a very special Crucial Conversation –

The silver tsunami: What’s on the policy horizon for North Carolina’s seniors?

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Source: Workers’ Rights Project

In one of the brighter and underreported developments of the 2017 legislative session, North Carolina lawmakers took some important steps to secure consistent, quality care for seniors. Among the important accomplishments:

  • Providing a long overdue increase in the Medicaid reimbursement rate for homecare workers,
  • Paved the way for the appointment of a joint subcommittee on aging, and
  • Passed legislation to improve the regulation of adult care homes.

These efforts represented important steps in the right direction towards a future in which North Carolinians can age with dignity.

Needless to say, however, there’s a lot left to do. The projected growth of North Carolina’s senior population will have serious impacts on the state’s budget, workplace needs and economy well into the 21st Century.

Join us to celebrate the progress on senior issues during this year’s legislative session and to hear from the following aging, labor and economics experts about the policy choices and controversies that lie ahead:

Mary Bethel, President of the North Carolina Coalition on Aging

Bill Lamb, President of Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care (and former Associate Director of the Institute on Aging)

Charmaine Fuller-Cooper, Associate State Director of Advocacy for NC AARP

Ana Pardo, Campaign Coordinator for the NC Justice Center Workers’ Rights Project

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about this important and timely subject and to become a part of the solution.

When: Tuesday, August 15 at 12 noon – Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. (At the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s streets)

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Space is limited – preregistration required.

Cost: $15, admission includes a box lunch. Scholarships available.

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Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com

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