Senior Rally Day 2017

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By Carolyn Fowler

The Senior Rally Day attracted upwards of 500 plus seniors and advocates from around the state. Presented by the Seniors Count Coalition, this year’s rally occurred on May 11 at the State Capitol. California Senior Leaders Alliance was thrilled to participate. As a part of the Seniors Count Coalition, we are dedicated to advocating for our elders to ensure their needs are met by the Legislature on every level. Senior Rally Day acts as a catalyst to bring together our aging community and its advocates to propel our state Legislature to establish and maintain our seniors’ rights.

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Presented by
SENIORS COUNT COALITION
ONE CAUSE. ONE VISION. ONE MISSION.

The SENIORS COUNT COALITION is a group of nonprofit service and advocacy organizations and associations that organizes and promotes an annual Senior Rally at the California State Capitol to raise awareness among legislators and the Governor and provide a coordinated advocacy platform for senior issues.

WHO WE ARE
AARP
Nina Weiler

California Long Term Care Ombudsman Association
Leza Coleman

California Senior Leaders Alliance
Carolyn Fowler Capitol Action Team (CAT)

California Senior Legislature (CSL)
Ellie Bloch
Janice Bailey
John Pointer
Lauren Rolfe
Rita Xavier
Shirley Krohn (Event Lead)

California Welfare Directors Association (CWDA)
Callie Freitag

Choice in Aging
Debbie Toth

Congress of California Seniors
Gary Passmore

I Help Seniors
Maricela Ferguson

Social Security Works
Ernie Powell

St. Barnabas Senior Services (SBSS)
Gina Elias

Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance
Fran Smith Shiela Allen Suzanne Reed

Aging Advocates
Robert MacLaughlin, Devara Berger

California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA)
Jodi Reid

California Association of Area Agencies on Aging (C4A)
Chania Brodie

California Association of Public Authorities (CAPA)
Karen Keeslar

California Commission on Aging
Sandi Fitzpatrick