Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Hosts Inaugural Senior Living Conference in Dallas
North Texas Seniors participated in the 1st annual Seniors Living Conference
On November 18, 2016, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) held her inaugural Senior Living Conference at the Dallas County Schools/Texserve Technology & Training Center in Dallas. The purpose of the conference was to provide information and guidance regarding Social Security, Medicare, financial investments, fraud protection, and volunteer opportunities for local seniors.
The conference included several panelists and presentations from a variety of agencies and organizations including the Social Security Administration, The Senior Source, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and New York Life Insurance. Panelists and speakers addressed issues that impact seniors in our community including, strengthening retirement, maximizing SSA benefits; how to apply for Social Security benefits & Medicare; senior volunteering opportunities, and fighting financial fraud.
The keynote speaker for the event was Mr. Michael V. Roberts, JD. Mr. Roberts is a highly successful entrepreneur who manages a diverse, multimillion dollar empire and is the CEO of The Roberts Company in St. Louis, MO. He recently was recognized for operating one of the nation’s largest black-owned businesses.
Congresswoman Johnson was not in attendance, but was able to greet the audience digitally, with a prerecorded video. In her remarks she said, “The Seniors Living Conference was created to engage and inform seniors in North Texas. With so much rhetoric and uncertainty that has flooded the airwaves in the midst of this election season, I felt that it was important to give seniors facts and resources so that you can all maximize the benefits afforded to you.”
“As I speak to seniors across the district, I have seen that so many of you are very active in our local communities, working every day to improve and contribute to the betterment of our society,” said Congresswoman Johnsons. “This Seniors Living Conference will help to keep you plugged into various volunteering efforts around the city.”
“The conference will also help you learn how to: maximize your Social Security benefits, help to educate you on how to apply for Medicare and Social Security if you haven’t already, and give you tips and resources on how to protect against financial fraud.”