Post Event Update | Living on the Edge: A Crisis in Senior Housing

On January 17th 2017, we hosted an informative, educational and engaging event to raise awareness about hidden homelessness in the aging community.

The event’s content was of critical importance not only to our older adult population, but to low and moderate income families nationwide who face the prospect of displacement as a result of inaction from national leadership thus far in dealing with this issue.

At our housing event, held at the California Endowment, our panelists did an outstanding job of informing us on the depth of this housing crisis and educating us on how the issue of homelessness is rapidly escalating to a social problem.

We heard two very powerful and personal stories from seniors that have experienced homelessness and have lived on the brink of homelessness, which brought some attendees to tears and truly illustrated a lack of character, empathy, ethics, and moral responsibility in America.

This event also provided the opportunity for attendees to come together at a roundtable to brainstorm for solutions. We discussed many barriers and obstacles to senior housing, in addition to recommendations for next steps.

We want to thank our event partner and sponsor, LeadingAge California, again for helping us so much to make this great event possible. We also want to thank everyone who attended and showed their support for this event. It was a great day to advocate!

Click on the photos below to view some of the highlights from our housing event and we sincerely hope you can make it to our next event.

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