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.


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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