The Bigger Picture: Advocating for Older Adults

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
This webinar will be held via Zoom.
Category: Webinar

This webinar is the fourth in the 2024 Aging in Place Cohort series. This webinar is required for cohort participants, but is open to all. It is free for both members & non-members.

This webinar will explore how issues facing older adults fit into the larger topics of housing, home modifications, and repairs. We'll delve into advocacy opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels. Panelists *Lauren Averella (Civic Works) and **Noreen Beatley (National Center for Healthy Housing) will share their experiences advocating for older adults. We'll also look at how advocating for older adults fits into the Coalition's broader advocacy platform.

This session will be led by Emma Carrasco, Advocacy & Research Coordinator for the Coalition. 

*Lauren Averella is a Senior Program Director at Civic Works, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that has helped over 8,000 older adults age in place since 2008. Lauren administers the Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) initiative which helps older adults access major home repairs.

**Noreen Beatley, Vice President/Senior Project Manager, has worked with Healthy Housing Solutions and its parent nonprofit, the National Center for Healthy Housing, since 2009. Ms. Beatley is currently managing the evaluation of HUD's Older Adults Home Modification Grant Program (OAHMP) which is designed to provide low-income older adults home modifications to help them safely age in place.

Continuing Education Credits for Current CAPS

This session is an approved hour of Continuing Education by NAHB for those who have already earned their CAPS designation. Make sure to use the "Member CE Ticket" type when registering to ensure your CE is counted. Our staff will provide and validate any training hours if you are audited by NAHB. All webinar participation will be documented.

Live attendance is required for any continuing education credit verification. CAPS designations require 4 hours of Continuing Education per year. Learn more about CAPS CE requirements here. For more info, email


This webinar is free for all!

For More Information:

Megan Goyer

Megan Goyer

Membership & Program Coordinator, Coalition for Home Repair