Los Angeles, CA (May 31, 2018) –Justice in Aging is proud to announce that the Los Angeles Aging and Advocacy Coalition (LAAAC) is honoring Kevin Prindiville with its Champion Award. Every year, LAAAC honors an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to aging advocacy, made outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of older and adults and caregivers in Los Angeles County, and demonstrated effectiveness as an advocate for seniors and their caregivers. The award will be presented Friday, June 1 at the 9th Annual Summit on Aging at the University of Southern California Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom.
“I’m honored to be receiving this award at this critical time when we all need to be speaking up for and working on behalf of the growing number of seniors in California that are living in or near poverty,” said Kevin Prindiville.
Kevin has been Executive Director of Justice in Aging since 2013. He served as a staff attorney and the Deputy Director from 2006-2013. Prior to that he provided direct legal services to older adults in Philadelphia as a staff attorney at the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. Before Law School he served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corp in Camden, New Jersey. He is a nationally recognized expert on Medicare and Medicaid policy and has spent his entire career advocating on behalf of low-income older adults.
“Kevin is a dedicated advocate and champion for older adults, especially those who are vulnerable. He is a voice for the voiceless and a leader in the aging network. Kevin is the ideal champion to receive the 2018 LAAAC Champion Award,” said Brandi Orton, Managing Director of the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition.
Kevin has served as special counsel in several class action lawsuits brought to protect seniors’ access to health care and economic security benefits. He was one of Next Avenue’s 50 influencers in Aging in 2017 and serves on the board of the American Society on Aging. Kevin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of California, San Diego.
Justice in Aging is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law. Since 1972 we’ve worked for access to affordable health care and economic security for older adults with limited resources, focusing especially on populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals, and people with limited English proficiency.
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