Problem Gambling and Older Adults

I Gambled Away My Life Savings: Problem Gambling & Older Adults

Hosted by Asian Pacific Islander Older Adults Task Force

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is for L.A. County AAA Senior Service Providers who want to improve their agency’s ability to serve culturally & ethnically diverse clients.
Community experts will address:
What is the impact of problem gambling on older adults?
How does the gambling industry target communities of color?
Do our senior centers unintentionally promote problem gambling?
What are alternative social activities for at-risk older adults?
Which methods work best in treating seniors with gambling addictions?

Catherine Royer, LCSW, Director, GET SMART Program, Veterans Administration Medical Center

Suzanne Koch Eckenrode, MFT, NCGCII, CCgcII

Ryan Tong, Problem Gambling Trainer, Asian American Drug Abuse Program

Jose Ascencio, Jugadores Anonimos (Spanish-language Gamblers Anonymous)

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2009Time: Check-in begins at 9:00 AM
Program from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
A healthy breakfast will be provided.

Place: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, 90012
Parking available at nearby garages on 2nd Street or on Central Ave.

RSVP: Contact Veronica Garcia-Macias at (213) 625-3004 or
No cost to register. Please respond by Friday, August 28, 2009.
If you need a disability-related accommodation or alternative format for this event, please let us know.

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