September 11, 2019
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with NHCOA in D.C. and Maryland
By: Diverse Elders

by Christine S. Perez, Program and Resource Development Associate, NHCOA

Next week, the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) will be hosting two events in Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, M.D. to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and support Hispanic older adults nationwide. We hope you will join us at one or both of these important events!

The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) invites you to join us at the Rayburn House Office Building on Tuesday, September 17th at 9:30am EDT to release our “2019 Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Recommendations from the Field” report.

The data and testimonial-driven report are derived from extensive research and the findings from our regional conference series, “Health and Wellness for Older Adults.”

NHCOA’s regional conferences are held in areas throughout the nation with high Latino concentrations. The conferences focused on discussions around supporting Hispanic caregivers through education and training, health and wellness, policies, and the importance of civic participation and local empowerment in the Latino community in order to attain the goal of building a stronger golden America for all. Click here to register.

For more information, contact 202-347-9733 or email

And on the following day, to celebrate 50 years of improving the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers, the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) is hosting our Health and Wellbeing Town Hall in Silver Spring, MD. During our Town Hall, we will reach and engage Latinos on topics, such as immigration, knowing your rights, and health and wellbeing. This year’s Town Hall will feature an open space to engage in education and advocate for themselves and other older adults to age in place and in the best possible health. You can register by using the following link:

This Town Hall connects older adults, community leaders, and caregivers with local elected officials, providers, and stakeholders to ensure their needs and concerns are voiced in an attentive, receptive and culturally sensitive environment. The Town Hall will be conducted in English and Spanish. For more information please contact NHCOA at (202) 347-9733 or email

We hope to see you, your friends, and your colleagues at these important events. And if you can’t be there in person, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates and the release of the new report when it is available! We look forward to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with you and with the older adults who keep our traditions alive.



The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Diverse Elders Coalition.