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Senior Action Day - June 24

June 24, 2020 has been designated Senior Action Day in Michigan.  Sponsored by the Area Agencies on Aging Association and Michigan’s sixteen Area Agencies on Aging, Senior Action Day is a call to advocate for maintaining a strong aging network in the midst of the pandemic and state budget crisis. 

“It is more important than ever that Michigan seniors have continued access to effective in-home and community-based services to remain independent in their homes, said Area Agencies on Aging Association President Laura Sutter. Senior Action Day is an opportunity for seniors and advocates to speak to the Governor and Legislators with one voice about the needs of older adults and people with disabilities.”

“We are urging the Governor and Legislature to maintain essential aging network services and to provide direct care workers with a premium pay increase to recognize their essential contribution to the health and safety of Michigan seniors, said David LaLumia, Executive Director of the Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan.  Part of our strategy to re-engage the economy and transition beyond lockdowns must include adequate protections and care for vulnerable populations.” 

While persons 60 and older are 24% of the total Michigan population, they make up 34% of the MDHHS reported COVID-19 cases.  Most tragically, persons 60 plus represent 84% of the pandemic deaths reported.  Michigan seniors remain at high risk of infection and death and are facing a much longer period of social isolation, difficulty in securing food and access to in-home and community-based care than the rest of the population

 

Please take a moment to contact your legislators by calling them or sending a letter using the contact information provided:

Letter to Representative

Letter to Senator

Region 2 Representatives and Senators Contact Information

 

Notice of 45th Annual Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging held the 45th Annual Meeting on May 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

A recording of the 45th Annual Meeting can be found here. Password: 8T&4G!82

Region 2 Area Agency on Aging 45th Annual Meeting Agenda
1. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance ............................................................Julie Wetherby, Chief Executive Officer
2. Welcome.......................................................................................................................Julie Wetherby
3. Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report.........................................................................Julie Wetherby
4. 2020-2021 Board Officers...................................................................................Curtis Gale, Board Member
5. Recognition of the Board of Directors and Advisory Council ...............Julie Wetherby
6. Public Comment
7. Adjournment..............................................................................................................Julie Wetherby

Jackson City + County Nonmotorized Plan

The Draft Jackson City + County Nonmotorized Plan is ready for public review. You may download the report at https://walkbike.info/jackson/plan/. Once you have reviewed the report please let them know what you think by using the input form on the website.

Region 2 Area Agency on Aging Strategic Plan Survey

Thank you for taking part in the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging Strategic Plan Survey. Survey results are used to inform service delivery, staffing and program development in Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee Counties. Information gathered from survey respondents will remain anonymous. If you have questions or you need to speak with someone at our Agency, please enter your name and contact information at the end of the survey, or contact us at (517) 592-1974.