Scroll down and click the link below to send an email to Governor Deal asking him to sign bills that CO-AGE has worked on in the 2018 Legislative Session. Governor Deal has until May 8 to sign the bills.
The bills that passed the Legislature include a trio of elder abuse protections including Governor Deal’s Long-Term Care Background Check Program, local elder abuse coordinating councils, and anti-trafficking of older adults. These bills will help law enforcement investigate and prosecute people who commit elder abuse. In addition to these bills, SB 370 is an important bill for older Georgians. This bill will protect the first $25,000 of an estate from Medicaid estate recovery. This bill makes the existing hardship waiver fair by applying it to all estates.
Read more about these issues by clicking here.
Please take a moment to send an email to Governor Deal by clicking the link below.
Thank you for taking action and helping us advocate for older Georgians.
The 2017 proposed budget proposes reductions in federal money for the Meals on Wheels (MOW) program. At SCI we see the impact of Meals on Wheels on real people every day. Not only is it crucial to seniors' health, but it is very cost-effective: we can feed a senior for about a year for the cost of one day in the hospital.
Here are some ways in which you can help in our effort to keep the funding for MOW.
1. Call or write the President and Members of Congress. All of your elected officials need to hear your voices and your stories. Resources to help you make calls to the President and members of Congress can be found here.
2. Stay Active on Social Media. Here are a few sample tweets and Facebook/Instagram posts you can use to support your social media advocacy. Plus, feel free to use our social media-ready images to complement your posts.
3. Stay informed and talk with people you know. Read and watch this blog and interview with Meals on Wheels America's President and CEO Ellie Hollander:
Meals On Wheels Is Working For Everyone
Interview with CNN
You may also want to read MOWA's statement clarifying some common misconceptions related to MOW's funding sources, as well as their official statement in response to the President's Budget Blueprint.
Watch these stories from real Meals on Wheels clients and find out how donating just one lunch hour can change a life