Dignity For All: Ensuring Economic Security as America Ages


On Tuesday, November 15, we hosted a forum focused on how advocates and policy makers can work together to address the health and economic security issues affecting older adults. At Dignity For All: Ensuring Economic Security as America Ages, three panels of academics, advocates, and service providers shared data, stories, and policy recommendations to raise awareness of the issue of senior poverty and inspire action to improve the health and economic security of older adults.

For those of you who were able to attend: thank you! It was truly inspiring to see so many wonderful partners there, feel the energy in the room, and listen to our speakers provide stats, stories, and a path forward for all of us who work in the aging space. A special highlight was hearing from Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) about her commitment to fighting for America’s seniors.

We’ll be posting the video recordings from the event on our website soon. In the meantime, you can access the speakers’ slides (panel 1; panel 2), see photos and the videos we screened below, and check out the Twitter stream using the #DignityforAll hashtag.

Panel 1: Understanding Low-Income Older Adults through Research and Data

Panel Slides

Panel 2: Providing Critical Services for Low-Income Seniors

Panel Slides

In addition, Center for American Progress released a new report at the event. Toward a Dignified Retirement for All outlines policy solutions to ensure all Americans can age in dignity. You can download it here.

Emma Ayers

About Emma Ayers

Emma joined Justice in Aging in December 2014 as a writer and communications associate based in the Oakland, CA office. Emma serves as blog editor for the new Justice in Aging blog and assists with all written content for the organization. She also supports the communication team’s overall engagement and social media strategy.