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>>>
Last summer, Seniors First San Diego advocates made their voices heard by championing the importance of AB 138 which requires the use of the Elder Index, rather than the antiquated Federal Poverty Level, in planning by local Area Agencies on Aging.
Advocates flooded the office of Senator Christine Kehoe with more than 250 letters of support. Kudos to Senator Kehoe for reading the letters and supporting the bill.
Last Sunday Governor Brown signed into law Assembly bill 138 the Elder Economic Planning Act of 2011. It is a critical first step in making policy decisions for seniors based on real data rather than methodology that grossly understates income adequacy to meet basic needs.
This is a major victory for seniors throughout the State of California and the first big legislative success for Senior Community Center’s Seniors First San Diego™ campaign.
During this campaign, we learned a few things along the way. Foremost, we learned of the commitment that is required to see an idea transformed into policy. Issues are not resolved, nor policy created in a single act. It is a long road filled with many obstacles. So, Seniors First San Diego has adopted an acronym, V.E.R.A. which is rooted from Latin for truth, to remind us what is needed in our efforts to ensure that we stay true to our commitment to San Diego seniors. Read the rest of this entry »
Having Fun with Advocacy
On Saturday September 17, we participated in Politifest hosted by Voice of San Diego and NBC 7. We shared information about our organziation, invited San Diegans to join our network, Seniors First San Diego and watched the first 2012 mayoral debate.
NANASP Encourages You to Participate in FOOD DAY on October 24, 2011
Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. – Read more at www.foodday.org