April 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced he will host a coronavirus telephone town hall for seniors in California’s 15th Congressional District on Tuesday, April 21st with special guests Cate Kortzeborn, regional administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) San Francisco Office, and Lara Calvert, Executive Director of Spectrum Community Services. 

“Seniors should be taking extra precautions throughout the coronavirus outbreak,” Swalwell said. “I am hosting a special telephone town hall for seniors, caretakers and loved ones to go over how to keep yourself safe, the new resources available to older Americans through the CARES Act, what I’m doing to protect seniors in our district, and where to go for up-to-date, accurate information. I am thrilled to be joined by two experts who will share important insights for seniors living in the East Bay.” 

The telephone town hall will take place at 1:10 P.M. PT on Tuesday, April 21st.

Press and members of the public can call in at 833-380-0517 or stream the event by going to Swalwell.House.Gov/Live 

Cate Kortzeborn is the regional administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services San Francisco Office. In her role as regional administrator, Cate is the principal official for CMS regional operations and directs a media relations and outreach plan to promote CMS programs to the diverse populations across the region. CMS-SF spans a vast geographic area (including California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and three Pacific Territories), has one of the most culturally diverse populations in the nation, and serves more than 16 million Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Health Insurance Marketplace beneficiaries and consumers. 

Lara Calvert is the Executive Director of Spectrum Community Services and an advocate for human empowerment. She spends her time on issues and projects that help others live life to their fullest. Ms. Calvert is a native Californian and a product of our public schools. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in Sociology from California State University, Chico. She has served on many political and educational organizations.  Including a lengthy tenure with the Fremont Education Foundation, where she ensured that all 4th-6th graders had access to learn a band instrument. Ms. Calvert was twice elected to the Fremont Unified School District Board of Education (2006/2010) before stepping down in 2014. While on the Board, she twice served as President; represented the region as a Delegate to the California School Boards Association (2007-2014), and was in leadership of the Alameda County School Boards Association. In 2013, Lara brought her passion to Spectrum Community Services, where the health & safety of older adults and families are the focus.

The town hall is free and call-ins are open to all seniors and their caretakers in California’s 15th Congressional District, which includes San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol, Hayward, Union City, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Cherryland, Ashland and Fairview as well as parts of Fremont and Danville.

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