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Join Us in Being a Voice for Michigan Seniors

Advocating for Michigan seniors is a key part of what AgeWays Nonprofit Senior Services does. But we can’t do it alone. We need the help, support and voices of our region’s older adults and aging network professionals and organizations.

Join Our Senior Advisory Network

You can become a voice for seniors in our region by joining our Senior Advocacy Network (SAN). SAN is made up of individuals and organizations that are committed to following public policy issues that affect older adults and speaking out on the behalf of seniors. SAN offers different ways to get involved depending on your interests and your availability.

SAN members:

  • Keep up on the issues by receiving informational e-mails and mailings from AgeWays.
  • Call, write, e-mail and speak with elected officials and other key decision makers on aging issues.
  • Attend public information sessions.
  • Get others involved as active senior advocates.
  • Respond to calls for action when advocacy on behalf of older persons is needed.

If you would like to join our Senior Advocacy Network, contact AgeWays advocacy specialist at or call the Advocacy Department at (248) 262-9232.

Learn About Legislative Issues Involving Older Adults and Sign Up to Stay in Touch


Our 2023 Legislative Platform focuses on 16 key areas that will help older adults and family caregivers in our region stay living at home and in the community.

Download and read the full AgeWays 2023 Legislative Platform.

Find out more about the need for increased funding for critical senior services like

  • The MI Choice Medicaid Waiver Program
  • Support for Direct Care Workers
  • The Michigan Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (Download our Long-Term Care Ombudsman Platform and find out more about the critical funding need to keep Michigan’s nursing home residents safe.)
  • Support for Family Caregivers and Kinship Caregivers providing full-time care to grandchildren

Learn more about other statewide advocacy issues for 2023 on our Older Michiganian’s Day page. 

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Join Us at Older Michiganians Day

Held at the state capital every May, Older Michiganians Day gathers seniors and advocates from around the state for a day of learning about issues and interacting with our Michigan legislators.