Sustainability Services Department Manager Heidi Lum and Sustainability Services Department Program Assistant Joyce Deng and Ama Kamar attended the National Council on Aging (NCOA) 2019 Age+Action Conference in Washington D.C. on June 17.
Age+Action is a 4-day premier national conference focused on ensuring every person’s right to age with their best possible health and economic security. The event brings together 800+ professionals from across the country dedicated to making aging well possible for all of us.
The conference highlighted what it means to age well today, how we can measure our impact with our clients as a network, and ways we can scale what works to improve the lives of clients in our Adult and Aging Department.
“This conference is pretty conducive,” says Program Assistant Joyce Deng. “We were able to meet other regional agencies around the nation that share the same goal and passion as us. Together we are stronger, and we will keep this momentum going to continue to serve more aging adults in our communities!”
Sustainability Services Department Manager Heidi Lum also gave a presentation in one of the breakout sections of NCOA conference. The topic: Navigating Cultural Barriers With Refugee and Immigrants.
“It is important to share information with audiences about the challenges immigrants and refugees facing while in the United States,” explains Heidi. “Through such conversations, we can better understand how our organization can remove the barriers these communities have.”
Through training and organizations like Age+Action and NCOA, ASIA can better serve our communities. ASIA has been with the Benefits Enrollment Center through NCOA since 2016. ASIA assists about 1000 older adults to apply for public benefits every year. The Sustainability Services Department consistently provides seniors with the information needed to better advocate for themselves and enhances the wellbeing of aging adults in Ohio.
For more information on the services we provide aging adults, visit our website http://www.asiaohio.org/