Past Presentations

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Advocates for Senior Issues COVID-19 Care Kits Drive-Thru Event- October 29










October 2020 VIRTUAL Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting last Friday.  Thank you to Senator Brinks, Teri Chaplin, and MerriKay Oleen-Burkey for speaking with us. 

Here are a few documents to reference from the meeting, including Senator Brinks' press release and Advocates Drive Thru event on Oct 29th.

If you missed the meeting, you can view the meeting recording here.

If you attended the meeting, please click on this link and fill out our survey, it takes 60 seconds or less: 

September 2020 VIRTUAL Meeting Recap

Our first virtual AFSI membership meeting was a success, with over 50 people in attendance.  We hope to double that number before the end of the year!

We are so grateful to our speakers – Chief Payne and Christin Nohner for putting together such informative and engaging presentations.

If you missed the meeting, you can watch most of it here (please note the recording starts a few minutes into the meeting).

January 2020 Meeting

Legislative Presentation

Peter Dickow representing Senator Gary Peters 

Program Presentation: 

Panel of palliative care experts featuring Dr. Liewen, Dr. Wyn, Sara Torrey-Lowe, and Carol Robinson

Meeting Photos







November 2019 Meeting

Legislative Presentation  

Representative Lynn Afendoulis (R – 73)

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2018. She represents the 73rd   District, which includes the city of East Grand Rapids and the townships of Cannon, Courtland, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Spencer and Grand Rapids Charter Township.

Program Presentation: Effective Advocacy

Melissa Seifert, AARP

Melissa Seifert is the associate state director of government affairs for AARP Michigan. In this role she executes AARP Michigan’s legislative priorities to both state and federal elected officials. AARP advocates on issues that matter the most to people age 50 and older and their families, such as health and long-term care services, income security, support for family caregivers, retirement planning, and protection from fraud and financial abuse.

Meeting Photos