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Advocacy Update

3/16/2015 12:00am

How many people do you know that are struggling to stay in their own homes because they need some help with things like preparing meals, getting bathed and dressed, keeping the house clean, or managing medications?  There are two programs, one called the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver and the other called Office of Services to the Aging, that are funded by the state of Michigan and provide assistance with these and other activities.

These programs are scheduled to receive the same amount of money this year as they did last year, which means they will only be able to help the same number of people.  We know that there are MORE people who need services like this, so we are asking the Michigan legislature to provide more money for them.  If you agree that there are many seniors that don’t get any help right now but really need meals and services in their homes, please contact your state Representative and Senator and ask them to increase funding for the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver and for the Office of Services to the Aging. The more people the legislators hear from, the greater the likelihood that they will grant our request.  Every phone call, letter, email, or visit from someone supporting these programs will help.

To find out who your legislators are and how to contact them, click here: who_to_contact

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