Advocacy

The Advocacy Committee represents GROWS on the Montgomery County Commission on Aging. The Committee also has representation at the Commission on Aging’s three working Committees: The Health and Wellness, Public Policy and Aging in Community Committees. The GROWS representatives communicate back to the GROWS Board and membership during monthly membership meetings and the most current information can be found here.

Summary of GROWS  February 23 Advocacy Committee meeting

Summary of GROWS  January 26 Advocacy Committee meeting

Summary of GROWS  December 22 Advocacy Committee meeting

Summary of GROWS  November 24 Advocacy Committee meeting

Summary of GROWS October 27 Advocacy Committee meeting

Summary of GROWS September 30 Advocacy Committee meeting

Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) report to the COA January 2021

COA Testimony and Letters
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/ADS/COA/COATestimony.html

The Commission on Aging (CoA) advocates to make Montgomery County, Maryland a Community for a Lifetime recognizing that older adults are the fastest growing demographic in Montgomery County. 

The Commission on Aging (CoA): 

A) Advises the local government on the needs and interests of older adults and their caregivers
B) Interacts with residents, nonprofit partners, and the private sector on issues affecting older adults
C) Supports policies that address the growing need for services for older adults of all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels
D) Identifies challenges and gaps in services and advocates for public investment to address them.

To learn more about the CoA, please visit their page here

A Hearing Loss Fact Sheet is available to pick up for any GROWS members who want to leave copies at places where people are actually going in person currently. A link to the fact sheet is supplied here.

Links:

Social Isolation Presentation
Social Security Trust Funds
Commission on Aging FY 22 Budget Priorities

N4A Letter to Congress

Montgomery County Council Legislative Branch

To learn more about the County Council, to see who your representative is or for contact information please go to
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/index.html

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Information for Montgomery County