Older Michiganians 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 2014
Tuesday, June 3
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Capitol Building, East Lawn
On Tuesday, June 3, hundreds of older adults and advocates will come to Lansing to meet with legislators and speak up on issues of importance to the state’s seniors.
Older Michiganians Day gives seniors and advocates a chance to:
- Participate in a rally on the East Lawn
- Hear from important keynote speakers
- Meet with state legislators
- See the presentation of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Community Service Awards
- See the presentation of the Senior Citizen of the Year Awards
How Can You Attend?
Free tickets are available, which include a complimentary box lunch. To attend, call Ryan Cowmeadow at 248-262-1282.
2014 Legislative Priorities
The theme for this year’s Older Michiganians Day is “Healthy Aging, Healthy Michigan.” In 2014, older adults are calling on the state, the Governor and Michigan legislators to:
- Fund and promote evidence-based wellness programs to slow the rise in health care costs and prevent the debilitating consequences of chronic conditions.
- Oppose legislation placing a lifetime benefits cap on auto no-fault insurance. Seniors facing a catastrophic automobile accident need access to health care that Medicare benefits cannot provide.
- Pass House Bills 5030, 5031 and 5032 to prevent the abuse and financial exploitation of older adults and persons with disabilities.
- Expand affordable and accessible housing; restore cuts made in the Home Heating Tax Credit.
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