Support Older Americans Act

March 29, 2012

Yesterday, Senator Bernie Sanders gathered 14 of his senate colleagues with thousands of advocates on capitol hill to call for reauthorization of Older Americans Act (OAA). The reauthorization is 2 years past-due and leadership in the house appears to not be taking up reauthorization. The Senate bill is the sole bill for reauthorization.

Originally enacted in 1965, the Older American Act (OAA) helps seniors remain independent in their homes and communities. OAA programs provide basic necessities such as meals, home-care, help coordinating long-term care, job training, legal services and protection from abuse and neglect in nursing homes. These programs save taxpayer dollars, by reducing health care expenditures and keeping people out of nursing homes and other expensive long-term care settings. Read more about OAA>>>

I support reauthorization, and ask that Senator Boxer and Senator Feinstein join this movement to support reauthorization of Older Americans Act. Please join me in supporting this important bill, and email Senator Boxer (website email form) and Senator Feinstein (website email form).

To stay informed on OAA and other issues join Seniors First San Diego.

Elder Law & Advocacy Launches Senior Sentinel

March 27, 2012

Senior Sentinel, a new online publication, aims at educating and connecting senior legal advocates.  It’s free and will give you valuable and up-to-date information on the legal issues affecting seniors in our community.

Elder Law & Advocacy is a wonderful organization that protects and fights for seniors countywide. I expect this will be a great resource, joining advocates together to protect seniors at a time where fraud and abuse is on the rise. I strongly encourage you to stay informed through the e-newsletter and join today. I did.

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Photo Friday: My Meal Matters for Viv

March 16, 2012

senior woman

Viv, 60 years old, poses for a picture. She is just one of many seniors volunteering to share why meals served at congregate meal sites matter. It’s all part of Seniors First San Diego’s advocacy work to illustrate the importance and impact nutrition programs make in the lives of the millions of seniors who participate. Find out more>>>

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