Older Michiganian's Day 2021- Senior Action Week

Join us for Older Michiganian's Day 2021.  This virtual advocacy event will spotlight five critical areas to senior services for the state of Michigan including:

  • Promote the MI Choice waiver program, expand access for all who qualify, and seek program improvements which will allow MI choice to serve Medicaid beneficiaries more effectively.  This includes rebalancing of Medicaid funding.  Monday

  • Expand access to home & community-based services for older adults and persons with disabilities who are not Medicaid beneficiaries. Tuesday 

  •  Urge policymakers to expand access to affordable, reliable high-speed Internet for all Michigan residents, regardless of where they live in the state.Wednesday

  • Advocate for increased pay for all direct care workers and support quality training programs which produce increased career opportunities. Thursday

  • Ask Legislature to revisit the establishment of the Kinship Caregiver Navigator program at the state level to assist kinship caregivers in attaining resources and training.  Friday

Special Livestream Event on Wednesday May 12 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.  Download the Agenda

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth, Representative Donna Lasinski, Representative Mary Whiteford, Senator Jim Ananich and US Senator Gary Peters will share their comments on our advocacy platform. To join the Livestream and hear from legislators, click here on the day of the event.

Meeting ID: 968 8569 1099

Passcode: 616294

Phone In: 1-646-558-8656

 

DId you miss the Livestream event on Wednesday May 12?  Watch the recording here.

 

Other Materials to Share

Download and share our OMD INVITE and our PLATFORM DOCUMENT

Promote our event by sharing our PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

Join us on Social Media by following our #hashtags and daily posts

We have drafted advoacy letters and encourage you to reach out to your local lawmakers this week!

Download here: Letter to Senators  Letter to Representatives

 

Virtual AAA Town Hall Events:

  • Area Agency 1B (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St.Clair, Washtenaw counties)
  • The Senior Alliance (Wayne County- excluding those areas served by Region 1-A)
  • CareWell Services Southwest (Barry & Calhoun Counties)
  • Region IV Area Agency on Aging (Berrien, Case, & Van Buren counties)
  • Tri-County Office on Aging (Clinton, Eaton, Ingham)
  • Region VII Area Agency on Aging (Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola counties)
  • Senior Resources of West Michigan (Muskegon, Oceana, & Ottawa counties)