July 3, 2017
AARP & LULACs Unite Together Across America Town Hall Series, Addressing The Most Pressing Issues Affecting Latinos, Heads to LULACs 88th National Convention
Panelists will lead a conversation on the growing importance of caregiving in the Hispanic community and its impact on the three focus areas. TV host, influencer and public speaker, Marco Antonio Regil will serve as a special guest who will share his experience as a male caregiver. The town hall will also offer helpful information for younger caregivers who want to ensure they are providing meaningful care for their older and less-able loved ones. The town hall will seek to increase awareness and education among the audience on the subject so that individuals, families, and communities can make informed decisions for themselves and those close to them.
"We work passionately to advocate for what matters most to those fifty plus and their families. Our focus on caregiving taps into one of the areas of greatest concern to Hispanic/Latinos," said AARP VP of Multicultural and Latino Strategy, Yvette Peña. "Our primary goal is to uplift and inspire those that are working hard to care for the ones they love. It is through activities such as Unite Together Across America Town Hall series that we encourage our fifty plus population to do more for themselves so they can do more for others."
Panelists will also discuss the significance of creating communities that are livable for all people. Features for making a community more livable include: ensuring safety and security; offering affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options; and access to vital services such as quality and affordable healthcare. Another important factor for Hispanics includes living within close proximity to loved ones.
"Among other salud, dinero y amor topics, the Unite Together Across America Town Hall series speaks to the importance caregiving and livable communities play on the lives of Hispanics 50-plus," said LULAC Chief Executive Officer, Brent Wilkes. "The panel will offer valuable insights and tools on how to thrive in these areas regardless of one's lifestage.We encourage all members of the community to attend this very important town hall."
WHO: Marco Antonio Regil, TV host, influencer and public speaker; Brent Wilkes, Chief Executive Officer, LULAC; Yvette Peña, Vice President Multicultural Leadership, AARP; Retired Judge John Vazquez, AARP Texas Executive Council; Lourdes Ramirez Castro, President, University Health System Foundation and Abigail Zapote, Executive Director, Latinos for Secure Retirement
WHEN: Thursday July 6, 2017 from 9:00-11:30 am
WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 202, 900 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Town hall attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about AARP from representatives and informational material available.
In addition to the Unite Together Across America Town Hall in San Antonio, AARP will host town halls in Houston on July 22, New York on July 27 and Chicago on July 29.
To learn more about how to take part in this exciting and free event, please register online at aarp-unite-san-antonio.eventbrite.com or contact LULAC at (202) 696-5143 for more information.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation's largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC's programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.