Advocate for Seniors on May 11th

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Join other service providers at the state capitol to advocate for enhanced quality of life for older Californians 

May 11, 2017 is Senior Rally Day in Sacramento. Join California Senior Legislature advocating for seniors on the Capital Grounds from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Established by state law, the mission of the California Senior Legislature is to help preserve and enhance the quality of life for older Californians and their families

If you want to have a booth to for your nonprofit or for one or more agencies or nonprofit the cost is $250.00. There is no charge just to attend. Tent and chairs provided.

To be in action:

Contact

Ellie Bloch member of MCCOA/CSL

elliebloch@gmail.com

 

About California Senior Legislature
The CSL is a volunteer body whose primary mission is to gather ideas for legislation at the state and federal levels, craft the ideas into formal proposals, prioritize the proposals, present them to members of the Legislature or the Congress, and advocate for laws implementing the ideas. This is accomplished through the annual Session, a four-day model legislative session where proposals are considered and prioritized. Senior Legislators then seek state lawmakers to author at least 10 of the Session’s priority proposals. The CSL works throughout the year to ensure adoption of these measures.

What’s Next for Aging in Marin?

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April 20, 2016 | Aging Action Initiative hosted a Convene & Connect event to explore “What’s next for aging in Marin?” More than 100 people showed up to connect, share and work with the Aging Action Initiative, policy makers, and other colleagues from across the county to shape the future of aging in Marin.

Networking & Sharing Ideas:

      • What’s working well? What’s been challenging? for you and your organization
      • What’s next? for you, your organization and the age-related topics you’re involved in
      • What does success look like? how would you best measure it

Information & Resources:

 

About Aging Action Initiative

Aging Action Initiative (AAI) is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commission and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin and coordinated by MarinSpace, collaborating for an age-friendly environment. For more information visit agingactioninitiative.org or connect with us on Facebook.

Information Session: Learn about Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

SSI Talk poverty

Friday February 19, 2016 | 10:00 – 11:00 am | FREE Admission

Marin Health and Human Services
20 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael CA 94903

Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) is a program that provides stipends to low-income people who are either 65+, blind, or disabled. In Marin, there are 3,700 people living on SSI/SSP and 1,300 of our county’s recipients who receive the stipend are above the age of 65.

Did you know that $889 is the maximum monthly benefit for an individual living on SSI/SSP? That’s below the Federal Poverty Level, and less than half of what an average 1BR apartment costs in Marin.

 

TO LEARN MORE

Join us in learning about the current state of the SSI/SSP program, and how we can come together to advocate for change. We will be talking about how the Aging Action Initiative (AAI) can come together and support CA4SSI’s efforts to increase benefits for some of our most vulnerable Marin County residents. We will have two presenters from the statewide Californians for SSI coalition:

  • Colleen Rivecca, Advocacy Program Lead, St. Anthony’s Foundation
  • Shanti Prasad, Community Mobilization Coordinator, Alameda County Community Food Bank
This is a FREE event open to anyone interested in advocating for an increase in SSI/SSP benefits. Please RSVP to Becky Gershon at bgershon@sfmfoodbank.org.

 

About Aging Action Initiative

The purpose of the Aging Action Initiative is to promote a county-wide age-friendly environment, especially for those in need, collectively created by a strong network of aging service providers through public education, policy advocacy, and service coordination. The initiative is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commissions and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin, and coordinated by MarinSpace.