Senior Action Week and Older Michiganian's Day
Special Livestream Event on Wednesday, May 12 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am. Download the Agenda
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth, Representative Donna Lasinski, Representative Mary Whiteford, Senator Jim Ananich, and US Senator Gary Peters will share their comments on our advocacy platform. To join the Livestream and hear from legislators, click here on the day of the event.
Meeting ID: 968 8569 1099
Phone In: 1-646-558-8656
This virtual advocacy event will spotlight five critical areas to senior services for the state of Michigan including:
Monday: Promote the MI Choice waiver program, expand access for all who qualify, and seek program improvements that will allow MI choice to serve Medicaid beneficiaries more effectively. This includes rebalancing of Medicaid funding.
Tuesday: Expand access to home & community-based services for older adults and persons with disabilities who are not Medicaid beneficiaries
Wednesday: Urge policymakers to expand access to affordable, reliable high-speed Internet for all Michigan residents, regardless of where they live in the state.
Thursday: Advocate for increased pay for all direct care workers and support quality training programs that produce increased career opportunities.
Friday: Ask Legislature to revisit the establishment of the Kinship Caregiver Navigator program at the state level to assist kinship caregivers in attaining resources and training.