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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’s Annual Summit on Aging is a one-day conference exploring policies that impact older adults and caregivers. Every year, the Summit brings together new and experienced movers and shakers in the aging world to inform one another on current issues, educate legislators and stakeholders on the future of aging, and engage attendees to be the voice for older adults and their caregivers.

The theme of this year’s conference will be:

Aging Policy: From Defense to Offense

The conference will focus on the role of media, funders, and individuals in shaping aging policy. A deep dive will be taken into the current landscape of healthcare, housing and immigration. Attendees will gain insights into shaping aging policy that moves these sectors from defense to offense, in order to prepare for an increasingly aging population.


Los Angeles’ 9th Annual Summit on Aging will be held on Friday, June 1st, 2018 at the University of Southern California Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom.

Summit on Aging 2018 will feature...

  • Expert panels discussing policies in aging

  • Current landscape of policy development and implications

  • Resource Center with information and tools

  • Prime networking with over 400 attendees

The 9th 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.


Linda Sanchez, U.S Representative California Congressional District 38

Sheila James Kuehl, Los Angeles County Supervisior

Laura Trejo, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Aging

Cynthia Banks, Director, Workforce Development Aging & Community Services

John Feather, Chief Excutive Officer, Grantmakers in Aging

Ina Jaffe, NPR Correspondent

Ira Byock MD, Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Providence Institute for Human Caring

Warren Olney, Executive producer of To the Point and Olney in L.A

Penny Griego, Media Relations Specialist, L.A. Care Health Plan

Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, Executive Director Los Angeles Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Paul Irving, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging

René Seidel, Vice President of Programs and Operations, SCAN Foundation

Trent Stamp, CEO, Eisner Foundation

Marie Torres, Senior VP Government Relations and Community Research

Caroline Cicero, Instructional Assistant Professor of Gerontology

Carly Dreme Calbreath, Chief of Staff, Youth Movement Aganist Alzheimer's

Tanya Witt, National Community Center Policy Manager

Eric Dowdy, Executive Vice President, LeadingAge California

Brandi Orton, Director of Government Relations at St.Barnabas Senior Services

Deane Leavenworth, President of Leavenworth Endeavors

Caroline Cicero, Professor at USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology


Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember

James Alva, Senior Vice President & Southern CA Market Manger, Citibank

Bruce Chernof MD, President & CEO, SCAN Foundation

Manuel Pastor, Professor Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Hector Flores MD, Chairman Family Practice, White Memorial Medical Center

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 Izabella Bagdasarian AT IBagdasarian@sbssla.org

We would like to thank everyone joining us 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 sponsor, for without them our event wouldn't be possible. Thank You!

Leadership Sponsor

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Advocate Sponsor

Civic Sponosor

Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles

Civic Sponsor

Community Sponosr

California Women's Law Center

Community Sponsor

Click here for LAAAC Member Benefits and Application

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

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