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AGE (Advocacy Group for
Elders) impacts issues that affect older people. Community members work together to develop and implement strategies to address topics such as health care, transportation, economic security and housing. In addition, AGE educates hundreds of people each year through workshops, newsletters and community education forums.
Services are provided at no charge.
Education on older adult issues
AGE provides education to seniors and the wider community about issues affecting older adults.
Topics include housing, insurance, economic security, fraud, transportation, health
care issues such as Medicare, Social Security and nursing home care.
In order to inform seniors about relevant topics and to make sure that the viewpoints of older adults are considered when decisions are made in our community, our staff and volunteers speak to community groups and hold educational forums. In addition, staff and volunteers work with elected officials to inform them about topics of importance to older citizens.
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The AGE Council
acts as an advocacy group for older adults in the greater Dallas
area. A function of the Council is to advise on relevant legislation
and comment on other areas of interest to the older community.
Council members are also involved in educating others through
workshops, forums and presentations on topics directly affecting
older adults, their families and people nearing retirement.
Day at the Capital
2011 was a great success. AGE chartered three buses and headed
for Austin. The group had a mini-advocacy training on
the buses, attended the state-wide rally, watched entertainment
provided by older adult groups from around the state, observed
the State Senate in action and made office visits to legislators
about AGE legislative priorities.
Senior Day is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions
older adults have made and will continue to make to the state
The first Senior Day was held February 6, 2001, and attracted
2,500 older adult advocates from throughout Texas. The second
Senior Day was held February 4, 2003, with 4,500 advocates attending;
the third event February 8, 2005; fourth was
February 13, 2007; followed by the fifth on February 10,
2009 This most recent Senior Day was on February 8.
Senior Day at the Capitol is held when the Texas Legislature is in session, once every two years.
For information on Senior Day, please contact the AGE Director
at 214.823.5700 or email.
of people served in 2011
2011, 5,109 individuals participated in
educational programs and community
collaborations, and elected officials and
policy makers were educated on critical
issues. City officials were educated on
senior employment and bi-lingual casework at
the Office of Senior Affairs. State
legislators were educated about utility
assistance, funding of Medicaid nursing home
beds, and ombudsmen for assisted living
facilities. AGE led 86 meetings on issues
including the Affordable Care Act, the Texas
Legislature, and the Senior Corp Programs.
For more information and mail list registration
For more information
and mail list registration, contact the AGE Director
by phone, 214.823.5700 or
with your name, address, telephone number
and email address. Please indicate if you
would like to be placed on the AGE mailing list to receive
information about community meetings, upcoming forums and opportunities to meet with elected officials about older adult issues.
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