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Friday, May 5, 2017

Illinois Senior Home Services Advocacy Opportunity on May 8, 2017


AARP Illinois is collaborating with local aging advocates and Access Living to assist seniors, their caregivers and loved ones, aging advocates and members of the disabled community to have their voices heard on how the Governor's proposed changes to home and community based services will impact their lives. 

Governor Rauner's proposed $120 million cut to home and community based services will shift 36,000 nursing home eligible seniors from their current Community Care Program into a proposed Community Reinvestment Program. 

AARP IL opposes the new program and is fearful thousands of seniors may be forced prematurely into nursing homes when services are reduced or even terminated due to future budget impasses. Have your voice heard! 

AARP IL is hosting three free transcription services statewide where you can speak privately with a transcriptionist who will prepare your comments for official submission. 

Or call your State Representative at 1-844-226-1188 and tell them directly how the Governor's proposed changes will impact your ability to live with dignity and independence in your home and community. 

Light refreshments will be offered. 

Monday, May 8, 2017 
9 am - 11 am 
Shawnee Health Service Shawnee Alliance Social Services West Conference Room 6355 
Brandhorst Drive 
Carterville, IL 62918 
RSVP: Julie Bowers JBowers@shsdc.org (618) 956-9603 

Monday, May 8, 2017 
11 am - 1 pm 
Senior Services Plus Multi-Purpose Room 
2603 North Rodgers Avenue Alton, IL 62002
RSVP: Theresa Collins tcollins@seniorservicesplus.org (618) 465-3298 

Monday May 8, 2017 
10 am - Noon 
Access Living 2nd Floor Conference Room 
115 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60654 
*Public transit is best, parking is street meter only 
RSVP & Accommodations Requests: Francelia Serrano fserrano@accessliving.org (312) 640-2100

source: press release AARP Illinois

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