The most effective form of advocacy comes from an informed and engaged
constituency. The Area Agencies on Aging need your help to advocate for the
needs of senior adults and adults with disabilities. Your voice will keep the needs
of older adults and persons with disabilities in front of our elected officials. Listed
below are links to our legislative priorities, Southwestern CT legislators and the
Connecticut Legislative Information website with links to legislators, bills and
public hearing calendars.
We will provide periodic updates on proposed federal/state legislation as well as
various regulations that might impact services for seniors. Please contact your
legislator to weigh in on these or other issues of import. For additional information
on these alerts, or advocacy issues in general, please contact Marie Allen at (203)
Find Your State Legislator:
You can make a difference for older adults, persons with disabilities and the people
who love them.
1. Visit and volunteer at a local nursing facility or chronic care hospital. See
a listing of Southwestern CT nursing facilities here.
2. Help seniors in your community by calling your local senior center and
asking how you can help. Volunteer opportunities with home delivered
meals, rides to medical appointments or teaching classes in a computer lab
can be rewarding for you and the older person!
3. Keep abreast of potential legislation that could harm the economic security
of older adults. SWCAA’s Advocacy Alerts will provide you with the facts.
Your voice counts!
4. Raise awareness in your community- join an Alzheimer’s Walk, host an
informational session about living independently or spread the word about
caregiver resources through your social media contacts.