Webinar: Serving Older Adults with Limited English Proficiency

Event Description: 

The National Center on Law & Elder Rights will host a webinar on working with older adults with limited English proficiency (LEP). Older adults with LEP can have unique legal needs and may face barriers to accessing services and supports, especially in a language they understand or prefer. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, recipients of federal financial assistance cannot discriminate based on national origin and must provide meaningful access to individuals with LEP. This training will cover background information about older adults with LEP; an overview of federal language access authorities most relevant for older adult programs and services, including Title VI, select case law, and other federal laws; and, practical strategies for working with older adults with LEP, including tips on working with an interpreter, and more.           


  • Denny Chan, Managing Director for Equity Advocacy, Justice in Aging
  • Chi-Ser Tran, Supervising Attorney, SSI Unit and Language Access Project, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

This webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 10, 2:00 pm ET.

Click here for more information and to register for the webinar. To request ASL interpretation or for accessibility-related questions, email ncler@acl.hhs.gov at least one week in advance.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 2:00pm EDT
National Center on Law & Elder Rights
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