Older Michiganians Day- Senior Action Week 2022

Join us for Senior Action Week & Older Michiganians Day.  This advocacy event will spotlight critical areas impacting older adults in Michigan:


  • Support the Governor's FY2023 budget inclusion of $2.35 wage increase for direct care workers by making it permanent.  Support the professionalization of direct care workers through training & career advancement.  Monday

  •  Urge legislators to rebalance Medicaid long-term services and supports by appropriating 50% of funds to home and community-based services.  Urge MDHHS to allow flexibility to increase special income limits for home and community-based services.  Tuesday 

  •  Raise the MI Choice Waiver program capitation rate and rates paid in the nursing facility transition program to keep up with inflation and support direct care worker wage increase to stablize and advance the workforce. Wednesday

  • Support the Silver Key Coalition's request for a $7 million increase for the non-Medicaid in-home services and a $1 million increase for home delivered meals in the ACLS FY2023 budget. Thursday

  • Urge policy makers to expand access to affordable, reliable high speed interent for all Michigan residents, regardless of where they live and urging policymakers to provide funding for new and existing educational programs that provide technology training for older adults.  Friday

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Become a Community Partner

Special Livestream Event on Wednesday May 11 from 11:00 am - 12:00 p.m.  

Livestream Link & Access: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84811284381?pwd=SHk4elJkbnlKK3lWL2lkUjlqUDlodz09

Meeting ID: 848 1128 4381

Passcode: 228183

Dial by phone: 1-301-715-8592