Senior Advocates Membership Meeting
Friday, April 20, 2018
Grace Bible College
1011 Aldon Street SW, Wyoming
9:00 am – Strategy Groups
10:00 am – General Meeting
Call to Order and Announcements: Tom Appel, President
Strategy Group Report
Representative Rob VerHeulen (74 – R)
State Representative Rob VerHeulen was first elected to serve the 74th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2012. The 74th District encompasses the cities of Walker, Grandville, Rockford and Cedar Springs, as well as Solon, Tyrone, Sparta, Algoma and Alpine townships. He was re-elected in November 2016.
Teresa Hendricks, Director/Senior Litigator
Michigan Migrant Legal Assistance
John Golaszewski, Retired
Director of Business and Community Affairs
Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Ethnic Grand Rapids
This session will give an overview of how quickly the demographics are changing in both the State of Michigan and West Michigan. As our population ages and becomes more diverse racially and ethnically the services provided by the Advocates for Senior Issues in Kent County become more essential that ever.
Next Meeting: May, 18, 2018
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
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!