Area Agency on Aging of Dane County | Advocacy

Aging Advocacy Day: May 16, 2018


Are you interested in issues affecting older adults? Join members of the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) and others to help educate state legislators about issues affecting Wisconsin’s aging population.

Citizens from around the state will gather on Wednesday, May 16th, in Madison for a day of advocacy training and meetings with legislators. No experience necessary, because you’ll get the training and support you need before meeting with state lawmakers. Then join others from your district to provide legislators with information on how their votes will affect older adults.

Click link for more details (schedule, location, registration):https://gwaar.org/aging-advocacy-day-2018

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Contact List for Wisconsin's Members of 114th Congress

Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) Issue Papers: Includes Federal Issues (Charitable Driving, Medicare, Older Americans Act, and Social Security/Retirement Security) and State Issues (Adult Long-Term Care System, Aging & Disability Resource Centers, Family Caregivers, Healthy Aging Grants, Homestead Tax Credit, Interagency Transportation Coordination, Long-Term Care Investment Fund, SeniorCare, Specialized Transportation, Voter Photo ID, and Wisconsin Medicaid Program)
Advocacy Links:
AAA Legislative/Advocacy Committee

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Wisconsin

Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG)

Committee on Aging—City of Madison
A 12 member Committee who advises the mayor, common council, and other city departments by recommending funding for prioritized City senior services; monitoring the operations of the Madison Senior Center; and advocating for senior adults living in Madison.

Dane County Veterans Service Office

Elderly Advocacy Network (EAN)
AAA’s Legislative/Advocacy Committee created the Elderly Advocacy Network to advocate on behalf of senior adults in Dane County. Members include senior adults, Senior Focal Point/Senior Center staff, and community organizations serving seniors. EAN’s focus is to build a strong and cohesive group to contact public officials on issues of interest to the elderly population in Dane County. Action Alerts are emailed to EAN members with County, State, and Federal legislative issues affecting seniors. When issues need action, the Alerts will include recommended advocacy steps. To be added to the Elderly Advocacy Network, email aaa@countyofdane.com.

S.O.S. Senior Council
A not-for-profit organization of about 1,000 members that organizes, educates, and advocates for elderly people. Activities include a monthly newsletter, membership meetings, legislative and housing committees, and a health program. For more information, email: danecountysos@gmail.com.

Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network
The Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) is a collaborative group of individuals and associations working with and for Wisconsin's older adults to shape public policy that improves the quality of life of older people throughout the state. WAAN educates both supporters and opponents, mobilizes allies on priority issues, and advocates positions utilizing the shared experience, knowledge, and constituencies of member organizations. AAA of Dane County is a Core Member of WAAN through the Wisconsin Association of Area Agencies on Aging (w4a)..

Address:
2865 N. Sherman Avenue
Northside Town Center
Madison WI, 53704
*Located inside the ADRC

608-261-9930
608-240-7402

Email: AAA@countyofdane.com

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Mon - Fri, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm

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