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AGE OPTIONS

WHATAge Options advocates for older adults so that they have access to home and community support services.
WHYSo that seniors can live with support, dignity and independence.
WHEREAge Options.
Illinois, USA.


Program Description

Advocacy for older adults includes:

  • Letters to the editor and media campaigns.
  • Minority outreach and coalition building among stakeholders.
  • Public testimony.
  • Presentations at community forums and events.

Age Options:

  • Represents older adults to government officials, public and private agencies and organizations.
  • Monitors and evaluates policies and programs which affect older adults.
  • Undertakes a leadership role in helping communities throughout the plan to meet the needs of low-income minority older adults.
The organization has helpful information on their website on how volunteers can advocate on behalf of seniors to legislators including advocacy guidelines, tools and tips for contacting legislators and how to contact elected officials.

AgeOptions is a nonprofit organization connecting older adults and caregivers with resources and service and promotes independence for older persons in their own homes and communities.
source: ageoptions.org

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