Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Connects Older Adults with Financial, Health Care Resources at 2018 Senior Living Conference
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson on Monday hosted the 2018 Senior Living Conference for the older adults of the 30th Congressional District of Texas. The annual conference, now in its third year, connected attendees with resources focused on health care and financial planning to better enhance quality of life for senior citizens.
Attendees received valuable information on senior preparedness from keynote speaker Ja’net Pearson of Portfolio Resident Services, as well as resources on health care and medical treatment from panelists Carolyn Toliver, of Community Council Advancing Solutions; Rev. Freedom McAdoo, from the DFW Faith Health Collaborative Community; Leslie Makhani, of Sonic Insurance Agency; and Ashley Smith, of Crescent Medical Center Lancaster during the conference hosted at the Lancaster Recreation Center.
“At this moment in our country, people are living longer than ever. This also means that people must prepare for the challenges that come with a longer life as well,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “I have hosted this conference so seniors can become aware of what steps they need to take to secure their financial stability, maintain the ability to make decisions about their future for themselves, while still receiving the proper health care they need.”
More than a dozen organizations were on hand to offer information on resources designed to specifically benefit seniors, including institutions such as Parkland hospital, which provided free blood pressure screenings.
“The response from this year’s conference has been wonderfully supportive of our efforts,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “And I’m delighted to continue supporting our seniors as long as I breathe.”
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