Advocacy

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.

How you can get involved

There are several ways you may help advocate for our older adult population:

  1. Contacting elected officials about issues that are important to you or older adults – One of the simplest and most effective ways to make a difference. Write a letter, send an email or make a phone call.
  2. Be an advocate for older adults in your community – Volunteer to help during Elderly Services levy campaigns, attend town hall meeting hosted by policy makers and elected officials, or write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.

If you are interested in helping in one of these ways, contact COA Government Relations Manager Polly Doran at (513) 345-8679.

Find out who represents you

State Officials

800-282-0253
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Learn about important issues

COA focuses its advocacy on issues being addressed by the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging, specifically the need for reform of Ohio’s long-term care system. Still, there is a wide variety of national issues of interest to older adults: health care reform, the future of Social Security, support for grandparents raising grandchildren, and more. For information on advocacy and public awareness campaigns related to these issues, visit: