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Webinar: Homelessness and Aging

Seniors and older adults experiencing homelessness are often a forgotten population.  In this webinar, we will hear about the current framework for working with this population, explore the ways in which systems serving seniors can work better together, and discuss the funder’s role in ending and preventing homelessness for older adults. 

Panelists include:

Peggy Bailey, Director of Health Systems Integration at Corporation for Supportive Housing

Amy Kleine, Program Director, Basic Human Needs & Health at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Michael Marcus, Program Director, Older Seniors at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director at the Alliance Healthcare Foundation

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May 20, 2015 at 2pm - 3pm
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I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

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Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

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