Senior Advocacy Issues and Positions
The Silver Key Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations committed to supporting the desire of older adults and adults with a disability to remain living at home for as long as possible. The Coalition recognizes that having a key to one's home is one of the most important quality of life elements, and advocates for an increase in state supported in-home services through the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA). The Coalition goal is to deliver on the promise to make Michigan a "no wait state" for in-home services, by eliminating under serving, and fully addressing unmet needs with increased state funding for OSA in-home serivces of $10 million from FY 2015 to Fy 2017. For more information visit their website at www.silverkeycoalition.com
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B Board of Directors will take positions on key legislation impacting older adults, persons with disabilities and/or family caregivers. These positions are outlined below.
The Advocacy Department of the Area Agency on Aging 1-B will also provide background information on key issues impacting older adults, persons with disabilities and/or family caregivers.