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University of Southern California (Ronald Tutor Campus Center)

3607 Trousdale Pkwy

Los Angeles, CA 90089

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The Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition (LAAAC) is pleased to present the 8th Annual Summit on Aging. This one-day Summit convenes more than 400 attendees, including elected officials, policy makers, community organizations and leaders, and government agencies and companies who have a stake in the issue of America’s aging population.

The theme of this year’s conference, “Living & Thriving” will focus on the personal experiences of aging in LA. Emphasis will be placed on local implications under President Trump’s Administration and the importance of building alliances with new advocacy partners, such as groups focused on immigration, labor and the faith-based community. Our vision is to encourage dynamic collaborations and strengthen our efforts to inform, educate and engage on policies that support older adults and their caregivers.

New to the Summit this year, we will be showcasing the Going Gray in LA art exhibit and video series, including a fireside chat with the KCRW journalists who produced it.

By attending the Summit, you will gain a greater understanding of the impact of current and emerging policies on the lives of older adults, and increase your understanding of what action steps can be taken to help preserve essential programs and services.

The 8th Annual LAAAC Summit on Aging will feature dynamic speakers from the public and private sectors, as well as panel discussions designed to stimulate a vibrant dialogue about pertinent issues and "how to" best promote change.


Wendy Garen, President & CEO, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Laphonza Butler, President SEIU Local 2015

Dr. Roberto Suro, Director, Tomás Rivera Policy Institute USC

Fernando Torres-Gil, Director, Center for Policy Research on Aging UCLA

Laura Trejo, General Manager LA Dept. of Aging

Cynthia Banks, Director, Workforce Development Aging & Community Services

Nancy McPherson, AARP California State Director

Blanca Castro, AARP, Advocacy Manager

Cherie Compartore, Director of Goverment Affairs, LA Care Health Plan

Betty Hung, Policy Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Aryeh Cohen, Rabbi-in-Residence, Bend The Arc: a Jewish Partnership for Justice

Amber Christ, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

Denny Chan, Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

Bill Watanabe, Founding Executive Director, Little Tokyo Service Center

Ruxandra Guidi, Independent Journalist KCRW Going Grey in LA

Roberto Guerra, Independent Journalist KCRW Going Grey in LA

Kenwood Jung, Senior Advocate

Michelle Cotton, Caregiver/Senior Advocate


Hon. Adam Schiff, US Congressman, CA District 28

Hon. Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly, AD 63

Hon. Holly Mitchell, Senator, CA District 30

Reverend James M. Lawson, Civil Rights Movement Leader

Dolores Huerta, Community Organizer and Icon

Ticket Prices:

  • $50 for LAAAC Member

  • $75 for Non-LAAAC Member

(Ticket price includes Eventbright service fee and are non-refundable)

  • Complimentary Parking, Breakfast & Lunch
  • Scholarships available for older adults with finacial hardship

For more event information, Email Crystal Gordon AT CGordon@sbssla.org

We would like to thank everyone who joined in to make our Summit on Aging a reality again! We are so grateful for your engagement and continued interest in our annual advocacy event!

We especially extend our sincere appreciation to each wonderful sponsor, for without them our event wouldn't be possible. Thank You!

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For more aging advocacy information and articles, log onto our website at: www.laaacoalition.org.

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