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Ensuring Older People In Ethiopia Are Not Left Behind

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Easter Seals
1420 Spring St.
Silver Spring, MD  20910
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Debbie Roumell
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From Addis to Gambella: Ensuring Older People in Ethiopia Are Not Left Behind

This event is hosted by Silver Spring Village with HelpAge USA as a featured presenter. HelpAge USA will facilitate an interactive discussion on global aging-it's trends, challenges, and how HelpAge is supporting older people in other parts of the world. Facilitated by the CEO of HelpAge USA Kate Bunting and the Country Director of HelpAge Ethiopia Sisay Seyoum, attendees will gain a holistic picture of what's happening on the ground, from the humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees to the ongoing challenges of older Ethiopians displaced by drought.

Robin Talbert - Robin is an associate member of the Silver Spring Village. She is also an accomplished nonprofit leader and consultant who currently serves on the boards of HelpAge USA and HelpAge International, respectively. She was formerly the President of the AARP Foundation.

Sisay Seyoum - Sisay is the Country Director of the HelpAge International Ethiopia office and will be speaking live from Ethiopia. He has over 15 years of experience managing programs in health, nutrition, WASH, and emergency response. At HelpAge, Sisay focuses on meeting the humanitarian needs of refugees and internally displaced persons in Ethiopia. He also oversees the office's initiatives to improve healthcare access and livelihood security for older people.

Kate Bunting - Kate serves as the CEO of HelpAge USA. In this position, she oversees initiatives that strengthen humanitarian inclusion and improve health and security of older people in humanitarian and development settings. The fundraising and advocacy campaigns implemented under Kate's leadership have diversified HelpAge USA's donor base and increased awareness of global aging challenges in the U.S.

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On Saturday January 26 at 11:00am at the Easter Seals Center, 1420 Spring Street, Silver Spring. Open to Village members and non-members. RSVP via the Village website calendar, by email to, or by phoning the Village at 301-503-7401.