April 16, 2023
The Diverse Elders Coalition Takes on ASA On Aging Conference
By: Diverse Elders

The Diverse Elders Coalition and its members’ organizations were well represented at this year’s Americans Society on Aging On Aging conference, making it the perfect opportunity to reunite with one another! For many of us, it was our first time meeting!

The Diverse Elder Coalition is comprised of six member organizations, with each representing a specific diverse community. Although our work with each other is highly collaborative, seldom do we get to meet in person. Events like the On Aging conference give us a great¬†opportunity to showcase the great work that we do for our diverse communities and a perfect opportunity¬†to reunite with one another…and it felt so great!
Below are some highlights from the conference (and events)!

DEC Family Dinner – A Group of Wonderful People!

Fawn Cothran (National Alliance for Caregiving), Lauren Pongan (DEC), Desiree Lapahie (National Indian Council on Aging), Dr. Fayron Epps (Assistant Professor)

Didier Trinh (DEC), Aaron Tax (SAGE), Denny Chan (Justice in Aging), Desiree Lapahie (National Indian Council on Aging), Lauren Pongan (DEC)

Nina Darby on Filling Research to Policy Gaps through the Inclusion of Diverse Caregivers

the DEC team! Ocean Le (ice cream mouth), Nina Darby, Lauren Pongan, and Didier Trinh

Ocean Le in the presence of two amazing people, Lauren Pongan and Nina Darby

Sherrill Wayland (SAGE), Ocean Le (DEC)

Didier and Nina laughing at Ocean

Didier Trinh and Ocean Le