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advocacyElder Advocacy

The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging advocates for public policy positions that support and improve the well-being of older adults. Benjamin Rose, in coordination with federal, state and local entities, works with key decision makers to shape public policy that addresses ongoing concerns such as improving the Medicare program, protecting Social Security, increasing funding for the Older Americans Act, supporting the Elder Justice Act, and advocating for and monitoring state initiatives that support or impact the well-being of older adults and adults with disabilities.

Click here for current information on the legislation concerning older adults and their caregivers. Tips for contacting legislators are also available.

Benjamin Rose supports advocacy through education and training for the older population and their support systems, including families, significant others and professionals providing services to this community. Direct service work is provided through the Medicare and Benefits Enrollment Center.

The selection of a MyCare Ohio Plan for Northeast Ohioans receiving both full Medicaid and Medicare services began on May 1, 2014. Links to additional updated information about MyCare Ohio are available here.