Seniors Can’t Wait

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Your voice can make a difference.

There is $63 billion in our budget dedicated to non-defense spending, and we want Congress to dedicate $150 million of it in support of the Older Americans Act. Without an increase, we’re left with the possibility of flat funding, even though cost of living is rising and more seniors are joining our waitlists.

Click the button below and click “Act Now” under FY 2018 Nutrition Appropriations to tell Congress that seniors deserve to get their part of the 2018 budget.

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The Older Americans Act saves the lives of seniors and saves the economy

 

Congressman Mimi Walters with SeniorServ’s CEO Holly Hagler.

 

Buffy Moelke, Director of Social Services for SeniorServ is delivering paper plates created by our seniors asking for Representative Alan Lowenthal’s support for increased funding for the Older Americans Act.

Claudio Gallegos, District Director for Congressman Lou Correa receives paper plates from Janice Mazza, a participant in the senior lunch program at the Brookhurst Community Center in Anaheim.

Seniors at the Cypress Senior Center are participating in the #SaveLunch campaign by writing personal messages to Congress on plates that will be delivered to their Congressmen!

  • $12.13 million to Orange County in 2015
  • Nonprofit subcontractors increase the impact of OAA funding through support services:
    • Meals on Wheels, Case Management, and Home Services
    • Senior Center Lunch Programs
    • Aging & Disability Resource Center
    • Adult Day Care and Legal Services
    • Long-term Care Ombudsman
    • Family Care Giver Support
    • Elder Abuse & Neglect Prevention.
  • Programs save Medicaid and Medicare dollars
  • Programs reduce hospitalizations and institutionalization
  • Programs Increase wellness, dignity, and independence

Call your local representatives

and tell them you favor the sustained funding of The Older Americans Act – Senior Nutrition Programs.

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Thank you for being an advocate for this very important funding.