Friday, November 15, 2019
Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park
1000 E. Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI
9:00 am – Strategy Group
10:00 am – General Meeting
Call to Order and Announcements: Tom Appel, President
Representative Lynn Afendoulis (R – 73)
State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2018. She represents the 73rd District, which includes the city of East Grand Rapids and the townships of Cannon, Courtland, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Spencer and Grand Rapids Charter Township.
Melissa Seifert, AARP
Melissa Seifert is the associate state director of government affairs for AARP Michigan. In this role she executes AARP Michigan’s legislative priorities to both state and federal elected officials. AARP advocates on issues that matter the most to people age 50 and older and their families, such as health and long-term care services, income security, support for family caregivers, retirement planning, and protection from fraud and financial abuse.
Next Meeting: January 17, 2020
Frederik Meijer Gardens
2019 Membership Meetings
3rd Friday of the month
10:00 A.M. Meeting call to order
Advocates for Senior Issues is a non-partisan organization, affiliated with the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
Advocates for Senior Issues
is a non-partisan association made up of local citizens and organizations interested in the concerns and well-being of older adults, as well as issues that concern our community, our safety, and our happiness. We hope to inform our members and educate our legislators to effect local, state, and federal legislation concerning seniors.
The group meets regularly to:
Meetings include legislators who speak on current events and answer questions from the group. Experts from many professions are also invited to keep members informed on life changes, new ideas, and the best ways to get things done.
Advocates for Senior Issues members advocate for local community issues as well as state and federal issues. There are presently three active Strategy Groups that are working on Elder Abuse, Health Care, and Long Term Care issues.
Members from their 20’s to their 90’s always find something interesting at meetings. It’s a good place to connect with others of like interests!