What do tax credits, Bingo, samosas and seated leg lifts have in common?
All these things and more were front and center at the legislative site visits hosted by AgeGuide funded partners over the past month. These visits brought older adults and elected officials together to discuss and share issues affecting seniors and they even had time to laugh and have some fun! A great time was had by all as legislators experienced the benefits of aging services first-hand.
In honor of Older Americans Month, AgeGuide and its funded partners hosted three different legislator site visits in DuPage, Kane, and McHenry Counties. With campaigning season in full swing, these community events provided our legislators with the opportunity to interact directly with older adult constituents and observe Older Americans Act (OAA) programs and services in action. Elected officials were able to see how federal and state funding is used to implement evidence-based health promotion and social programs while enjoying a meet and greet with older adults in the community.
AgeGuide would like to sincerely thank all the legislators and staffers who attended the site visits. In addition, we are grateful to each of our funded partners who hosted the site visits. It was wonderful to highlight the extraordinary work you do to enhance the quality of life for older adults.