The Advisory Council of the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging (AAA), announces their support of the federal and state legislative priorities adopted by the California Senior Legislature (CSL) at their recent session in Sacramento.
“The Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council is pleased to announce their support of the ten state and four federal legislative priorities identified by the 120 member CSL,” stated Barry Jay Marks, Chair, Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council. ‘The California Senior Legislature convened its 36th Annual Legislative Session in late October.”
“Each year the AAA Advisory Council reviews the legislative priorities identified by CSL,” continued Mr. Marks. “As the Area Agency on Aging the Council is responsible for the election of the three delegates from this region to serve on the California Senior Legislature. Currently, the local delegates are Gari Cave of Morro Bay, Alice Loh of San Luis Obispo and Martin Tucker of Summerland.”
“This year the variety of topics included in the CSL priorities is impressive,” continued Mr. Marks. “The range included labeling of prescription drugs, Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Centers, Alzheimers’ Research Funding, Medi-Cal Long-Term Care Personal Needs Allowance, Mobile Home Residency Rights, Unit pricing of food products, Social Security Burial Benefits and grab bars.”
“The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Advisory Council advocates on behalf of older persons,” concluded Mr. Marks. “The Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council is looking for new members. We are looking for retired persons who have an interest in helping senior citizens and enjoy advocacy and reviewing the issues and legislation.”
For additional information contact Barry Jay Marks, Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council Chair, or Mrs. lippman, AAA Director, at 925-9554 or 1-800-510-2020.