Learn about advocacy for older adults and people with disabilities in our community. Additionally, become members for the Michigan Senior Advocates Council (MSAC), an action team of leaders who positively impact older Michiganians. Started in 1977 by the Area Agencies on Aging Association, MSAC has meets monthly and advocates on behalf of seniors across the state.
Ways you can get involved:
Below you will learn more about the issues.
Firstly, the Area Agency on Aging Association of Michigan has information on current issues affecting older adults and people with disabilities and how you can advocate for them and make a difference. http://www.mi-seniors.net
Second, The Silver Key Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations committed to supporting the desire of older adults and adults with a disability to remain living at home for as long as possible. http://www.silverkeycoalition.com
Join us for Older Michiganians Day.
Senior advocacy services meet with state legislators, network with other senior advocates, listen to keynote speakers on aging issues, meet the Senior Citizen of the Year, and participate in a event on the capital lawn.
For more information on the Older Michiganian’s Day visit the event website at www.oldermichiganiansday.com
Contact the local, state, and federal representatives to help them understand the need to support aging and disability services.
In conclusion, remember when contacting a legislator to be polite, focus on the issue, thank them for listening. Additionally, stay within the time allotted for the meeting/call, and follow up with any information requested. To find your state legislators visit http://www.michigan.gov
Finally, find out about the opportunities to get involved with the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging. Don’t forget to visit our Volunteer Information Page.