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Laura Feldman

A "Washington Insider" on Social Security and Medicare

Helping Educate Advisors and Senior Groups Across the Country

As a long-term organizer for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, the leading nonpartisan advocacy group in the country for Social Security and Medicare, she has expert knowledge on the issue of health care reform, how it will impact seniors, Social Security and Medicare and what is really happening on Capitol Hill right now.

Laura has educated seniors and professionals on how to be effective advocates through workshops, lectures and hands-on “lobby days.”

She brings her bipartisan observations and perspective on the current politics of Congress and the impact on issues of aging with her teacher’s skill and a wacky sense of humor.

  • A View from the Hill: Social Security and Medicare, Where from Here (for Advisors)?
  • A View from the Hill: Social Security and Medicare, Where from Here (for Clients)?
  • Aging & YOU
“I wanted to say what a pleasure it was to meet you this past week in San Diego for NEA-R’s retiree organizing conference. Your presentation on Social Security was awesome. You took a very complex subject to a level that the “normal guy” could and would understand the issues and ideas. “
Thanks for a job well done!
Tom Wellman, President, Nevada State Education Association-Retired

 

“I have had the privilege of working with Laura Feldman on several occasions at retired meetings.  She has spoken at these meetings and I am always amazed at the ease with which she addresses the audiences.  She is able to engage people immediately through her speaking style, use of humor, and the important information she discusses.  Laura keeps well informed and up-to-date with the changes in both Medicare and Social Security and is able to explain the programs in layman’s terms.  As often as I have heard her speak, I always learn new facts that are necessary for me to know.”
“I first heard Laura at several meetings in the spring of 2014 and was so impressed that I invited her to address our retired educators at our annual meeting in October, 2014.  Attendees at the meeting were enthusiastic about her remarks and very appreciative that she came to the meeting. I highly recommend Laura as a speaker who will always keep the audience entertained and informed.”

– Marilyn S. Warner, President, Florida Education Association – Retired

 

I am sad to hear of your upcoming departure from the National Committee.  You have been instrumental in establishing the National Committee’s reputation.  I have been witness, on several occasions, of your oratory in handling both pro and anti positions to issues and you have handled these situations without alienating anyone. That is a gift.

– Richard Renaud, Retired Social Security Executive

 

Laura is a dynamic, funny, warm, engaging and knowledgable speaker and leader.She is a great addition to any program on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and related senior issues.She respects our elders and keeps our spirits young!

President, Midwest Academy, President, Democracy Partners

Laura is one of those gifted speakers that connects with her audience through humor and endless energy. Also, Laura is a true professional and learns her subject matter through study and conveys it through her own sense of style and expression that holds one captive throughout her presentations.

– Stated by Mary M. Barnes,, President and CEO

Laura’s Audiences Have Included Members From…

  • Brandeis Lecture
  • Deans Lecture – Vanderbilt University School of Allied Health Professionals
  • Florida Council on Aging
  • Florida Life Care Residents Association
  • Innovate to Motivate Conference
  • Library of Congress
  • Maryland Gerontological Association
  • North Carolina Council of Senior Citizens
  • Southeast Area Agencies Aging
  • Southern Gerontological Society
  • The Alzheimer’s Cares Conference
  • The National Education Association
Travels From:  Washington
City:
$5,000 and Under

Biography

Keynote speaker Laura Feldman brings her skills as a teacher to educating audiences across the country. She is a native Washingtonian where politics is a local sport. Demystifying politics, personalizing it and making it fun is one of her goals.

She has been a grassroots organizer for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare for the past 25 years. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is a non partisan advocacy organization supported by membership.

She brings her bipartisan observations and perspective on the current politics of Congress and the impact on issues of aging with her teacher’s skill and a wacky sense of humor.

Ms. Feldman graduated from American University. She is the past President of the Southern Gerontological Society, on the Board of Trustees for the Florida Silver Haired Legislature, was the first Policy Chair for GROWS, The (Grassroots Organization For The Well Being of Seniors,) was a Board member of the Maryland Gerontological Association, the Virginia Council on Aging and NANASP (the National Association of Nutrition and Service Providers.) She was appointed to the first Seniors Cabinet of the Montgomery County Council of Maryland.

Presentations

Social Security and Medicare are part of everyone’s retirement future, its part of a bigger picture that is one piece of the retirement puzzle.

In This Dynamic Presentation Your Audience Will Discover….

– Who wants what and why?

– Is it Social INsecurity and MediSCARE?

– What can Congress do to these programs?

– What is proposed, what is spin and what is just political pander?

There are two kinds of Fairy Tales – “Once Upon a Time” and the other is “If elected I promise!”

Tip O’Neal said “All politics are local.” Laura says “All politics are loco!”

Politics is personal when it’s your money! Social Security and Medicare are earned benefits that are paid into through the working years. Where does the money go? Can we afford these programs? Does it go broke? Is it a Ponzi scheme?

In This Dynamic Presentation your Audience will discover (in simple understandable language):

– How these programs work and who pays and who plays.

– If you don’t know what you’ve got you won’t know what you can get… or lose.

– YOU can make a difference but only if you know what the “difference” is.

There are three ages – youth, middle age and “your look’en good!”

We all age or we’re dead. Why not face it, embrace it and look it straight in the fading, wrinkled eye.

What is successful aging?  Walk with Laura down the path of the truthful traveler of the third age.

Areas of expertise

  • Social Security
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • The Aging Popoulation
  • Politics of Aging
  • Alzheimer’s, Social Security & Medicare
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