Senior Issues

Senior Issues

Tue Apr 10, 2012

Thanks to the organizing work of religious leaders in Howard County, the Maryland General Assembly's budget for 2013 includes $13 Million additional dollars to expand the Medicaid Waiver for Older Adults by 300 slots, as well as improve the program, expand services, and increase home care workers' pay.  This is a start to shifting Maryland's budget from institutionalized to home and community based care.  PATH worked closely with AARP, AFSCME and Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Josh Sharfstein, to win on this issue. Dozens and dozens of PATH leaders came to and testified at hearings and small group meetings with key legislators.

Fri Mar 23, 2012

Action in Montgomery successfully organized for the development of 140 new senior housing units in downtown Silver Spring, a diverse and vibrant suburb immediately adjacent to the District of Columbia.   This new project was announced on March 20, 2012 by County Executive Isaiah Leggett in front of nearly 300 leaders of AIM congregations.  Sixty percent of these new homes will be affordable for low-income seniors, and transporation to nearby amenities will be included in this project. AIM volunteers came up with the idea for the housing after dozens of small group meetings with congregation members to form an agenda for their senior campaign. AIM is also pushing that developers of housing projects on county-owned land be required to set aside a portion of affordable units for senior residents.

In the News


Medicaid, Privatization, Nevada IAF, Community Organizing in Las Vegas

NCG Fights Off Push for Privatization of Medicaid Services in Nevada

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Las Vegas Review Journal

Leaders of Nevadans for the Common Good cried 'foul' when a dead bill proposing to privatize the provision of Medicaid services was kept alive through unnatural means.  Though voted down, it remained in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee through an exemption sparing it from normal deadlines.  That same language was then grafted onto a separate bill (SB 514) and approved by the legislature the day before it adjourned.


Aging Latinos in Action, Crosswalk, Salinas, California IAF

Salinas Seniors Organize with COPA to Get Crosswalk

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Monterey Herald

Doña Francisca’s death by car, the 4th accident in front of the Sherwood Village senior living facility, brought clarity to members of Aging Latinos in Action.  Without a stop sign, seniors were left vulnerable to rushing and inattentive drivers...