Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network: Third annual advocacy day to take place May 16

A Day for Citizens to Rally for Older Adults

MADISON, Wis – The Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) will host its third annual Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Day (#WIAAD) on May 16, 2018 in Madison.

Members of WAAN and citizens from around the state will gather in Madison for a day of advocacy training and meetings with their state lawmakers to help lawmakers understand the issues facing older constituents. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • The importance of strengthening support for family caregivers
  • The benefits of proven and cost-effective healthy-aging grants
  • Public health issues related to social isolation and loneliness among older adults
  • Importance of reliable, accessible and affordable transportation options

For more information please see the attached press release or contact Janet Zander, Advocacy & Public Policy Coordinator for the Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. at 608-228-7253 or Janet.Zander@gwaar.org

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