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NCLER: Reentry: Advocating for Formerly Incarcerated Older Adults

  • 26 Jan 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • webinar

Free Webinar: 

Reentry: Advocating for Formerly Incarcerated Older Adults

When: Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 11:00-12:00 P.T./2:00-3:00 E.T.

As the prison population rapidly ages, older adults reentering our communities after incarceration face significant barriers to their ability to reintegrate and live securely. In particular, older adults of color are disproportionately represented in the reentry population, and, due to structural discrimination, are at risk of being unable to access the health and economic security programs that could help them live securely in the community.

Legal services attorneys and elder rights professionals are uniquely situated to assist older adult clients with reentry. This training will equip advocates with knowledge of issues that older adults reentering our communities face in accessing public benefits, health care, and housing and will provide strategies for advocating on behalf of clients.

This training will address:

  • Strategies for accessing housing in reentry
  • Understanding Medicaid and Medicare limitations for older adults in reentry
  • Navigating common Social Security eligibility issues for older adults in reentry


  • Jennifer Kye, Senior Attorney, Justice in Aging
  • Georgia Burke, Director, Medicare Advocacy, Justice in Aging
  • Trinh Phan, Director, State Income Security, Justice in Aging

Capacity for this session is limited to 3,000 participants, and all participants will have the option of accessing audio through the computer or by phone. Closed captioning will be available. Please be sure to log onto the webinar a few minutes early in order to secure your place for the live presentation on Zoom. If you would like to request ASL interpretation or have other accessibility related questions, please email at least a week in advance.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training. We are unable to offer CEU’s or other certifications. Thank you for understanding.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. and will run for one hour.


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