Older Michiganian’s Day
Decisions made in Lansing have a direct and far-reaching impact on the quality of life for seniors in Michigan. Each June, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B participates in the Older Michiganian’s Day Rally held on the lawn of the Capitol Building. This very important annual advocacy helps give seniors a voice and help legislators understand both the needs and the voting power of seniors.
Older Michiganians Day 2012
Older Michiganians Day 2012 was held on June 20. Over 700 older adults and advocates came to Lansing to meet with legislators and speak up on issues of importance to the state’s seniors.
2012 Legislative Priorities
In 2012, older adults would like to see the state, the Governor and Michigan legislators:
- Invest in quality Long Term Care options focused on cost-effective solutions that meet the needs of citizens
- Provide suitable housing, transportation and health care choices to support independent living and strengthen the economy
- Ensure safety and security through elder abuse protection
2012 Photo Gallery
- Advocates from Macomb County with 1-B staff “Ambassadors” Sallie Justice & Amanda Waller
- Representative Tim Greimel meets with members of the Bowen Senior Center in Pontiac
- Bill Rustem, Director of Strategic Policy for Gov. Rick Snyder, reads a tribute honoring retiring Chairperson of the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging, Jerutha Kennedy. Holding the tribute is Kari Sederburg, Director of Office of Services to the Aging.
- Advocates listen to speeches by state legislators