Spiraling healthcare and housing costs, food insecurity, devastated savings accounts, social security threats are just a few of the challenging issues that seniors face.

Together with the Middle South chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Council on Aging’s Legislative and Advocacy Committee discusses and advocate for issues affecting seniors and their families.  The Legislative and Advocacy Committee studies local, state and federal issues of interest to seniors and their families. This committee meets with legislators, holds town meetings and organizes letter writing efforts.  Committee members include seniors, community volunteers and representatives from several nonprofit public policy groups.

Strength is in the numbers when it comes to advocating for ourselves and those causes closest to our hearts. Won’t you join us in advocating for our aging population?

Some issues discussed include:

Federal Medicare legislation
Healthcare reform
State home and community-based care
Tax reform
TennCare
Nursing home issues
If you would like to join this committee or attend a meeting, contact COA at (615) 353-4235 for the next meeting date. The committee generally meets quarterly on Thursdays (while the State Legislature is in session) from Noon to 1:00 p.m.