Santa Barbara's elected representatives in Sacramento and Washington have scheduled a teleconference town hall on Wednesday (April 8) to discuss medical issues, social services and community programs specific to older adults, their families and caregivers.
"There are 5.3 million people 65 and over in California," said state Senator Hannah Beth Jackson. "If you are a senior, if you care for seniors, or if you care about seniors, this will be a discussion, with the opportunity to ask questions, about a fluid situation that is changing daily."
Along with Jackson, Rep. Salud Carbajal and Assembly member Monique Limon are convening the dual language teleconference, the fourth in a series the trio has presented since the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic began to batter California and the nation.
Also scheduled to join the conversation are Dr. Lanyard Dial, a Geriatric Medicine Specialist; Joyce Ellen Lippman, Executive Director, Santa Barbara and Central Coast Commission for Seniors-Area Agency on Aging; and Victoria Jump, Director, Ventura County Area Agency on Aging.
Jackson's office provided these details:
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Any member of the public may join by calling toll free: 844-291-5491
The access code for the call is: 8583728
Questions may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 p.m. noon on April 8.
Contemporaneous translation will be available for Spanish speake
"The population in California is aging very dramatically," Hannah Beth said, "and we need to be ready to provide services."
Image: BSD (Before Social Distancing) - Salud Carbajal, Hannah Beth Jackson and Monique Limon at a 2018 Pacific Pride Event (Robert Bernstein/Edhat).