Monday, June 7, 2010

West Virginia Launch!

Last week, the Elder Economic Security Initiative™ officially launched in West Virginia at a press event at the state capitol in Charleston!

Our state partner, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy hosted the event in collaboration with the West Virginia Long Term Care Partnership, the Gerontology Institute at UMASS-Boston, and WOW. Speakers discussed the importance of the Initiative to the citizens of West Virginia and explained the county level data of the Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index.

After the press event, our state partner conducted a webinar to discuss the findings of the Elder Index with media outside the Charleston area. The webinar also featured Stacy Sanders from WOW and our research partner Alison Gottlieb from the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Radio and newspaper outlets featured the Initiative last week, including the Charleston Gazette and West Virginia National Public Radio.

Congratulations to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and the West Virginia Long Term Care Partnership on a successful day of events!

West Virginia Reports:

West Virginia Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index

Elders Living the Edge: When Basic Needs Exceed Income in West Virginia

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