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August 9 District Dialogues Speakers Announced

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Older adults have become one of the largest demographics in the nation, and the decisions they’re making about work, lifestyle and finances are impacting their economic status and that of the generations that follow.

The Richmond Fed will explore this topic in depth on Tuesday, August 9, when the Bank hosts the next installment of its District Dialogues discussion series, The Economics of an Aging America. The program will begin at 5 p.m. with networking and refreshments, followed by a 6 p.m. panel discussion and a post-event opportunity to further engage.

Featured guests are:

  • Gigi Amateau, an assistant professor in the VCU Department of Gerontology who is spearheading The Longevity Project in partnership with Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging
  • Genevieve Waterman, director of economic security for the Washington, D.C.-based National Council on Aging
  • John Bailey Jones, the Richmond Fed’s vice president of microeconomic analysis
  • Renee Haltom, the Bank’s regional executive for Virginia, who will serve as moderator

The panelists will discuss how changing demographic trends are impacting the economy, how and why people should prepare for aging at every age, and how policy can impact people as they grow older.

“Our experts will share data, research findings and the human aspect of what it means to live as an older adult or grow older today,” said Sarah Gunn, director of the Richmond Fed’s Economic Education department. “We want individuals from all demographics to join us for this insightful conversation.”

How to Attend
District Dialogues: The Economics of an Aging America will be held at the Richmond Fed headquarters at 701 East Byrd Street in downtown Richmond on August 9 from 5 to 8:15 p.m.

Event Schedule:

  • 5:00 - 6:00: Pre-event refreshments and networking reception
  • 6:00 - 7:30: Main event / panel discussion
  • 7:30 - 8:15: Post-event coffee and conversation

The event is free, but registration is required. For those who cannot make it to Richmond, a virtual attendance option can be selected during registration.

The Richmond Fed’s COVID-19 protocols must be followed while on Bank premises and details will be provided in advance of the event.

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