Area Agencies on Aging are charged with being advocates for older adults. We advocate in a variety of ways.
- We raise community awareness of the needs of older adults.
- We monitor proposed legislation and contact Federal and State legislators.
- We advocate on behalf of individuals with other agencies and organizations.
Area Agency on Aging Association of Michigan
AAANM is part of the Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan (AAAAM). AAAAM helps distribute information on older adult issues in Lansing and coordinates advocacy efforts across the State. The AAAAM website contains information on current legislative issues that are of interest to older adults. You can visit the AAAAM website at https://mi-seniors.net.
*Michigan Senior Advocates Council (MSAC) is a group of senior leaders (“delegates”) who travel to Lansing monthly from across the state. Delegates study senior issues and inform elected officials devoting a significant portion of each meeting to visiting legislators’ offices and talking with them and their staff.
Older Michiganians Day
Each June older adults from throughout the State gather in Lansing for Older Michiganians Day. This day provides an opportunity to talk with your legislator about issues and programs that affect older adults. Information on Older Michiganians Day can be found at https://www.oldermichiganiansday.com.
You too can be an advocate! It’s important to make your voice heard. The following tips can help you when contacting legislators and government officials. Remember one phone call, letter, email or in-person meeting can have an impact!
Tips for Advocates on Making Phone Calls
Tips for Advocates on Meeting with Elected Officals
Northwest Michigan Legislators
Board of Advisors
Michigan Senior Advocates Council (MSAC)