Chickasaws to Attend 2014 National Indian Council on Aging Conference (NICOA)

Release Date: July 08, 2014

The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) will welcome hundreds of represented Native American tribes as they celebrate the 20th biennial conference in Phoenix, AZ, Sept. 3-6.

Enriching the lives of Chickasaw elders is the top priority of the Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging. The National Indian Council on Aging Conference is an event allowing our citizens to maintain up-to-date knowledge of available resources through programs, services and other avenues.

The Chickasaw Nation will be represented by 40 randomly drawn Chickasaw elders from across the United States.

According to NICOA’s website, keynote speakers from both federal and state tribal programs and departments will be on hand to provide program updates and listen to the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Informational workshops will be provided by service providers and aging sessions include caregiver support, health, nutrition, transportation, disease prevention, long-term care, employment and training, financial assistance and much more.

To enter the drawing, applicants must complete an entry form, or visit any Chickasaw Nation Senior Center. Applicants must be 60 years of age or older and provide proof of Chickasaw citizenship.

For more information on the NICOA Conference, contact Chickasaw Nation Division on Aging at (580) 795-9790.

Last Updated: 10/20/2014