Key Takeaways

  • Read the written testimony from Anna Maria Chávez that was submitted to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on January 24, 2018.

  • In her written testimony, Chávez addresses NCOA's vision and how we're focused on improving two essential pillars of life past 65: health and economic security.

  • "There are proven, cost-effective ways to help Americans successfully navigate life after 65. Many of them are small steps that can have a huge impact on quality of life."

On January 24, 2018, Anna Maria Chávez appeared before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging to provide insight on NCOA solution-based tools to empower seniors to age on their terms in a hearing titled Turning 65: Navigating Critical Decisions to Age Well.

Currently the executive director and CEO at the National School Boards Association, Chávez previously served as interim president and CEO, as well as executive vice president and chief growth officer at NCOA. Prior to appointment as interim president and CEO, Chávez served as NCOA’s Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President for External Affairs, where she led the teams responsible for marketing and communications, fund development, strategic partnerships, public policy and advocacy, and the National Institute for Senior Centers.

This written testimony was provided to the Committee in support of her oral testimony.