Friday, October 2, 2009

The Initiative on the Road!

Over the past two weeks, WOW traveled to both West Virginia and Wisconsin to present on the Elder Economic Security Initiative. In West Virginia, the Gerontology Institute at UMASS-Boston joined WOW in presenting draft Elder Index data to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and its stakeholders. The West Virginia event provided a great opportunity to introduce the framework and tools behind the Initiative and begin preliminary discussions on policy priorities to promote elder economic security in West Virginia.

Last week, WOW traveled to Wisconsin to facilitate several events with our partner, the Wisconsin Women’s Network (WWN). Along with the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, WOW and the WWN held two financial planning workshops, one for college age women and one for mid-career women. WOW and WWN also hosted a legislative seminar in Madison where updated 2009 Elder Index numbers were released for the state and select counties. To find out more, check out the media coverage HERE.

Both events were a fabulous opportunity to carry forward the message of promoting economic security for elders and their families.

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