RSVP BELOW Cafecito Y Familia with AARP

Cafecito Y Familia with AARP Connecticut

Thursday, November 5, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, LSR and AARP Connecticut will partner to host a conversation around caregiving and what it means to prepare for long-term care. According to AARP’s Caregiver Profile, the typical Hispanic caretaker is a middle-aged woman who spends about 32 hours a week helping with bathing, dressing, running errands, managing finances and providing medical or nursing care. 


Register to join our conversation and workshop with a Certified Financial Planner on Planning for Long-Term Care. The conversation will be followed by a Call to Action by AARP Connecticut.


Latinos for a Secure Retirement and AARP have been committed to giving the Latino community the financial planning and caregiving resources they need to ensure our seniors can have a comfortable retirement with peace-of-mind for their family’s well-being and future.



[  5 min] Welcome Remarks
[10 min] Cafecito Conversation
[20 min] Conversation with Certified Financial Planner
[15 min] Q&A
[  5 min] Call to Action | Local AARP Advocacy

[  5 min] Closing 



  • Migdalia Cruz, AARP CT Volunteer 
  • Anna Doroghazi, Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach for AARP Connecticut



Monica Sibri, Director of Programs & Outreach, Latinos for a Secure Retirement

For any questions please email Monica at

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Meet The Speakers


Monica Sibri, Director of Programs & Outreach, Latinos for a Secure Retirement

Monica is a strategist, organizer, and a program development specialist. She has unique expertise in nonprofit and personal social media branding, storytelling, community mobilizing, issue advocacy, and electoral campaigns.
As an independent consultant, Monica is currently the Director of Programs and Outreach for Latinos for a Secure Retirement, a national non-profit dedicated to safeguarding the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security. ... Monica previously served as the National Program Coordinator for IGNITE, a national nonpartisan nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Anne Moses that seeks to empower college-aged women to become the next generation of political leaders. Thus, building a national movement to help bridge the gap of gender parity in political leadership.
Monica earned her BA degree in American Politics, Policy, and Advocacy from the Baccalaureate For Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies at the City University of New York. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Political Management at the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.

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Migdalia Cruz, AARP CT Volunteer

Migdalia Cruz was born in Comerio Puerto Rico moving to Connecticut at just 2 months old. A lifelong Hartford, CT resident, Migdalia enjoys living in a city filled with culture and history that reflects tradition and honors diversity. Migdalia is a mother of two and grandmother to 3 wonderful grandchildren. Migdalia earned her BA in Education/Spanish from St. Joseph’s University before going on to earn a Master’s in Bilingual Education from the University of Hartford and also earned a second Master’s in Counseling from Assumption College. ...Migdalia has been a teacher of Spanish language for over 38 years retiring from the Hartford School System in 2013. Her quest to give back continues in her “transition” years as a tutor for students of limited English Proficiency. She also volunteers at Hartford Hospital and St. Francis Hospital Cancer Care Unit offering support to Spanish speaking families and patients. Recently, Migdalia has found a new path for giving back by intersecting her skills with her passion as an AARP CT volunteer.

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Anna Doroghazi, Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach for AARP Connecticut.

In that role, she advocates for policies and practices that support family caregivers, ensure that people have adequate access to health care, and help people choose how they live as they age. Anna came to AARP Connecticut from Albany, where she worked on nonprofit policy issues for the Governor’s Office and the New York State Division of the Budget. Prior to her work in New York, Anna was the Director of Public Policy and Communication for Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services (now known as the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence). She has a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics.

Organizaciones Asociadas



AARP Connecticut 

AARP uses the power of its nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut to advocate for positive social change.  We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization. AARP advocates for our Connecticut members and all older residents by working for positive changes in laws, regulations and policies and by organizing for change at the community level.  By organizing and mobilizing members and partner organizations to action we truly have the power to make a difference in the lives of older Connecticut residents.



LSR’s mission is to safeguard the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security. We seek to protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk Hispanic populations in the United States. To learn more, visit or follow @LatinosRetire on social media.

Questions, Comments or Concerns?
Please Email Monica at