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February 12 Senate Hearing Will Explore Senior Entrepreneurship

For Immediate Release
February 11, 2014

Contact: Todd Kluss
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The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship will jointly hold a first-ever hearing focused on senior entrepreneurship at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 12, in Dirksen Senate Building room 562.

The hearing, titled “In Search of a Second Act: The Challenges and Advantages of Senior Entrepreneurship,” will be live-streamed on both committees’ websites (click on committee links above).

The speakers include Elizabeth Isele, co-founder of Senior Entrepreneurship Works, accompanied by Greg O’Neill, PhD, director of The Gerontological Society of America’s National Academy on an Aging Society; Tameka Montgomery, associate administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development within the U.S. Small Business Administration; W. Kenneth Yancey, CEO of SCORE Association; and Conchy Bretos, CEO of MIA Senior Living Solutions.

The National Academy on an Aging Society also has prepared a statement on senior entrepreneurship that will be submitted for the public record at the hearing.

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and an educational branch, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education.

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