LeadingAge Grassroots Connector
Part of expanding the world of possibilities for aging is advocating for policies that remove barriers to care, develop new services, improve reimbursement and make America a better place to grow old. But who's got the time to keep up with it all? We do. LeadingAge's advocacy team tracks legislation and regulatory updates to make sure that policy makers understand how changes will impact our members and the people they serve.
But we can't do it all without you. Your work as an advocate is crucial to motivating legislators and other policymakers. We make it easy with a range of tools that summarize the issues, provide sample letters and help you contact your members of Congress. Visit here often to engage in advocacy that will create the future of aging services.
Larry Minnix explains the post-Thanksgiving advocacy agenda for LeadingAge and it's members.
Members of the United States House and Senate now are making budget decisions that could affect all aging services programs, not only for the rest of this fiscal year but for the future as well. They need to hear from you on the importance of adequate funding for senior housing, Medicare, Medicaid and home- and community-based services under the Older Americans Act. Please contact your legislators today.
LeadingAge has been active in participating in a series of workshops held by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on elder abuse and its prevention. On April 17-18, 2013, the IOM Forum on Global Violence Prevention held a
workshop on elder abuse and its prevention to shed light on this
underappreciated and often overlooked form of violence. A recently released workshop summary provides more detailed information on the content of the workshop.
Grandparents Day is
celebrated in the United States annually on the second Sunday in September.
Generations United wants
everyone to Do Something Grand on Grandparents Day, the week following the day
(referred to here as Grandparents Week- September 9-13), and all year long!
This fall, Congress faces a double-barreled government shutdown threat. In addition to their by-now routine need to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government in operation when fiscal year 2014 begins on October 1, an increase in the federal debt ceiling also will be necessary.