Hannah-Beth Jackson, California State Senator for the 19th District, at her home in Santa Barbara. | Credit: Paul Wellman

Area representatives will host a virtual town hall at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, April 8, to inform the public about support options for the elderly and their families and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The teleconference will be hosted by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblymember Monique Limón, and Congressmember Salud Carbajal. On Thursday, the three reunite for a town hall in Spanish that focuses on federal resources available to small businesses.

The Wednesday teleconference will feature commentary from figures such as geriatric medicine specialist Dr. Lanyard Dial; Victoria Jump, director of the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging; and Joyce Ellen Lippman, executive director for the Santa Barbara and Central Coast Commission for Seniors-Area Agency on Aging. Those wishing to participate can call (844) 291-5491 and use the access code 8583728. 

Those who wish to submit questions can send them to senator.jackson@senate.ca.gov by noon on Wednesday. Those who will not be able to attend but want to watch can do so at https://sd19.senate.ca.gov/.  

The Thursday seminar in Spanish will include a representative from the Small Business Administration for updates on new federal programs, and participants can submit questions. It takes place at 5:30 p.m. To dial in to participate, call (323) 393-4046. The PIN for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties is 551052#. For Ventura County, it’s 601666#.

Questions for this one must be submitted by noon on Thursday to TeleTownHall.CA24@Mail.House.Gov.

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