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What Can You Do?

What Can You Do?


Legislative Information



We need your help.

You can be an advocate for older adults and the programs and services that improve their quality of life and maintain their dignity.

AgeOptions can help you learn about issues affecting older adults, including tools to assist you in communicating with elected officials.

Here are some things you can do, whether you are new to advocacy or have a lot of experience:

  • Learn more about advocacy

This page on the website of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) provides advocacy alerts, updates on issues and other information.

  • Learn how to advocate to your legislators

Click on the Legislative Information on the left side of this page for advocacy guidelines and tools and tips for contacting your legislators.

  • Join the AgeOptions Advocacy Task Force

The goal of the Task Force is to strategize to improve benefits, services and programs for older persons. It meets regularly, usually via conference call, to educate its participants and members of the AgeOptions Advisory Council, Board of Directors and Senior Service Network about issues at all levels of government affecting older adults.

For information about the Task Force and meetings, call Karen Abee, (708)383-0258, or check the Events Calendar.