COA advocates for policies and programs that will help us achieve our mission to help adults remain independent in their own homes. We also want to serve as a resource for people who are looking for information or resources concerning issues of importance to older adults and caregivers in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties.
If you would like to receive Advocacy Alerts via e-mail, send an e-mail to COA`s Government Relations Manager, Polly Doran. Be sure to include your first and last name, as well as your county of residence.
Contacting Elected Officials
Contacting your elected officials about issues that are important to you and older adults is one of the simplest and most effective ways you can make a difference.
Make a phone call:
Use the resources below to find out who represents you and how to contact them:
Monday -- Friday 8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Ohio House of Representatives
Search for your district`s state representative.
Search for your senator.
US Elected Officials
US House of Representatives
Find your representative.
Find your senator.
There are many ways you can help older adults in your own community:
If you are interested in helping in one of these ways, please contact COA`s Advocacy Coordinator, Polly Doran, at (513) 345-8679. You may also contact her by e-mail. Be sure to include your first and last name, county of residence and a phone number where you can be reached.
Council on Aging focuses its advocacy on issues being addressed by the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging - specifically - the need for reform of Ohio`s system of long-term care. Still, there are a wide variety of issues on the national stage of interest to older adults: health care reform, the future of Social Security, support for grandparents raising grandchildren -- the list goes on. For information on advocacy and public awareness campaigns related to these issues, click the links below.
Advocates for Ohio`s Future: Advocates for Ohio`s Future works to maintain vital public services - health, human services, and early care and education - at a level that meets people`s basic needs and protects our state`s most vulnerable populations. Visit theOhioSpeaks section of this Web site to see how these types of services impact people at the local level (including senior adults served by Council on Aging).
National Council on Aging`s Straight Talk on Healthcare Reform: Confused about health reform? Wondering what it means for older Americans? NCOA is out to set the record straight. This national educational campaign helps seniors understand what`s in the health reform law and how it affects them. Facts are drawn from the law itself and from numerous non-partisan sources.