Spanberger to Host Telephone Town Hall Focused on COVID-19’s Impacts on Central Virginia Seniors & Caregivers

During Her Fifth COVID-19-Focused Telephone Town Hall, the Congresswoman Will Be Joined by Representatives from AARP Virginia & the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host a telephone town hall on Thursday, May 28 with local experts and officials to discuss the challenges facing Central Virginia seniors and caregivers as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

During her telephone town hall on Thursday, Spanberger will deliver a brief update and answer questions about the ongoing response to COVID-19 at the federal level, including her continued efforts to secure funding for nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Central Virginia and across the country. Additionally, she will welcome updates from Jim Dau, State Director, AARP Virginia; Kathryn Hayfield, Commissioner, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; and Joani Latimer, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.

“Since the pandemic began, COVID-19 has posed significant and often disproportionate risks to Central Virginia seniors and their families. As we address this public health crisis and move toward our eventual economic recovery, we must prioritize the delivery of up-to-date information and resources to our most vulnerable populations, their caregivers, and their loved ones,” said Spanberger. “This week’s interactive telephone town hall will give Central Virginia seniors the opportunity to ask important questions from the safety of their homes, and they’ll be able to hear updates from those who are fighting for their health and security during this uncertain time. I look forward to many of our neighbors participating in this event, and I’d like to thank our experts for joining this timely conversation.”

WHO:          

U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger

Jim Dau, State Director, AARP Virginia

Kathryn Hayfield, Commissioner, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Joani Latimer, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7:40pm-8:40pm ET

DETAILS: To join the interactive telephone town hall, constituents should dial-in to 855-920-0555. To listen live to the conversation, Central Virginians can go to /live or Spanberger’s Facebook page during the event.

Thursday’s telephone town hall will be Spanberger’s fifth free, public telephone town hall since the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States. Earlier this month, she hosted her fourth COVID-19-focused telephone town hall to discuss how the coronavirus crisis is creating challenges for Central Virginia small businesses, healthcare systems, and workers. Click here to listen to the full event.

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