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There is no fourth stimulus check on the way for Seniors. Please be advised that any notices you come across that say otherwises are scams!! Please read the following article for more information. Link to article
A new CalCare bill was officially reintroduced in the California State Assembly last week!
Assembly member Ash Kalra (D-San José), with the crucial backing of the California Nurses Association (CNA), introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 2200 to establish a single-payer health care system that will guarantee care for every Californian.
The California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, or CalCare, will ensure that all Californians have health care as a right. By streamlining payments and lowering per-capita health care spending, CalCare guarantees quality health care, including long-term care, without creating barriers to care or out-of-pocket costs.
This is a MAJOR step forward for health care justice – now, it’s on us to spread the word and get to work to build the support needed to pass this bill into law! To start, there are three quick things we need you to do today:
The more momentum we build for CalCare in this crucial moment, the greater our chances at getting it over the finish line before the end of this legislative session.
Thank you so much for being in this fight with us! We’ll have more ways to get involved and further grow our movement for CalCare soon.
Nurses’ Campaign to Win CalCare
Aging fy 2024-2028 Area Plan
Participate in the joint County and City of Los Angeles public hearings on the Area Agencies on Aging FY 2024-2028 Area Plan! Your voice and opinion matter!
Where Will I live?
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, our parent organization, recently released a video in which rent-burdened Californians ask Gov. Gavin Newsom, "Where will I live?" It makes the point that the rent is too damn high in California, and people need immediate help through rent control. Here's the video that you can share on social media.
We Need to Carry Out the 3 P's
Housing Is A Human Right has always advocated for a multi-pronged strategy to address the housing affordability crisis. It's called the "3 Ps": Protect tenants through rent control, Preserve existing affordable housing, and Produce new affordable housing. The 3 Ps work. Please like and repost our post to spread the word.
Support the Justice for Renters Act
In 2024, a grassroots coalition will be fighting to expand rent control in California through the Justice for Renters Act. You can help us by signing up for our newsletter -- and you can volunteer. Big Real Estate will do everything it can to stop us, so we need your help. Thank you!
Housing Is A Human Right is the housing advocacy division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation — the world’s largest HIV/AIDS medical-care nonprofit, serving more than 1.6 million patients in 45 countries. Throughout the U.S., AHF clients have been negatively impacted by rising housing costs and gentrification, which threaten their health. HHR advocates for the "3 Ps": protect tenants, preserve existing affordable housing, and produce new affordable housing.
Please read this article regarding a new policy from the United States Postal Service. The new policy has to do with individuals who have submitted change of address forms. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your local post office for more information.
It was great to see so many nonprofits celebrating the sector and the city together with our elected officials!!! To view photos from Tuesday's event, visit the album on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=longbeachgives&set=a.638289808493911
Heritage Gardens will be open 9/7/23 through 10/6/23. Applications will be accepted in the order in which they are received, given a number, and entered into a public lottery to take place on 10/11/23. APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW.
For more information, please call Mercy Housing at 800) 877-5379 or email them at email@example.com.
California Receives Approval to Eliminate Medicaid Asset Limit
Medicaid coverage is critical for low-income older adults because it provides access to services such as long-term care, oral health, transportation and other needed services that Medicare doesn’t cover. However, in California, as in most states, older adults must deeply impoverish themselves by “spending down” most of their assets in order to access coverage from Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program. After years of advocacy by Justice in Aging and others, California is poised to become the first state to completely eliminate its asset limit for all the state’s Medicaid programs following recent approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Beginning on January 1, 2024, income-eligible individuals will be able to access the Aged and Disabled program, Medicare Savings Programs, and Long-Term Care programs regardless of assets. This change is a result of legislation Justice in Aging and the Western Center on Law & Poverty sponsored in 2021. To learn more about this change and our broader advocacy to expand Medicaid eligibility for older adults, see our issue brief, Expanding Health Care Affordability for Older Adults and People with Disabilities: A Guide for State Medicaid Advocates and FAQ on the Asset Elimination.
Celebrating 10 Years with the Racial Justice Institute
The seeds for Justice in Aging’s Strategic Initiative to Advance Equity in Aging were planted at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law’s Racial Justice Institute (RJI) in 2019 when Justice in Aging’s Managing Director of Equity Advocacy Denny Chan and Deputy Director Jennifer Goldberg attended the Institute’s training program for legal services organizations to advance race equity in their practices. In July, several staff members from Justice in Aging attended the Shriver Center for Poverty Law’s 10th anniversary RJI convening with anti-poverty and race equity advocates from across the country. The event took place in Chicago at Loyola University School of Law. Denny and Jennifer attended the 10th anniversary celebration as alumni with Staff Attorneys from our Equity Advocacy Team, Archie Roundtree Jr. and Sahar Takshi.
Denny had this to say about this 10-year milestone: “Our work to advance equity for older adults could not be possible without the tools and partnership from the Shriver Center’s Racial Justice Institute. Our experience led us to new strategies in our advocacy, including our own program with the National Center on Law and Elder Rights to support legal services organizations working with marginalized older adults.”
Justice in Aging Joins the SCAN Foundation at Health Equity Summit
Justice in Aging’s Executive Director Kevin Prindiville and Managing Director of Equity Advocacy Denny Chan attended the SCAN Foundation’s recent Health Equity Summit in Burbank, California. The Summit brought together leaders working at the intersection of aging, disability, racial equity, and social justice to seek targeted policy solutions to reduce health inequities in communities across California. Denny moderated a panel featuring older adults who shared stories from their own lives and experiences to inspire and educate advocates on the changes that would be most impactful in their lives. Both Kevin and Denny serve on the Summit’s steering committee. A recording of the Summit is now available.
Help the Long Beach Gray Panthers plan for their next 50 years of service by taking this survey. If you take the survey at the Senior Center, you will get a ticket for a raffle drawing for a $100 gift card.
We are looking for a diverse group of people who live, work or attend school in Long Beach to participate in the testing of civic apps and websites. We want to know about your experience using technologies deployed by the City, and whether you have concerns about the data they collect. Sign up to be a civic user tester now—and tell your friends about it!
We need the right mix of people to test a particular mobile application, website or device to make sure it fits the needs of all users before the City begins deploying it. And we’d love to get your perspective. Below is a survey with questions about where you live, what devices you own and use, and how you tend to get around town. To get started, please fill out the form below. After you complete the form, we will send you a text message to verify your sign-up. If you live, work or attend school anywhere in Long Beach, you are eligible to be a civic user tester and to participate in focus group discussions. After you get signed up, you’ll receive email or text notifications (depending on your preference) when we have new tests and focus group discussions coming up. You’ll receive a $25 gift card for every study in which you participate! Access the link here
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization immediately abolished 50 years of progress on reproductive rights, becoming the largest revocation of health care rights ever in U.S. history.
The tenets of ethical health care dictate that patients should enjoy autonomy and dignity over their bodies, period. That’s why Nurses for Democracy is urging the U.S. Senate to take a stand for reproductive health justice and urgently pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) now. We’re also asking Congress to suspend the filibuster to allow for a vote on this crucial legislation.
Abortion is a basic health care service, and codifying the protections established by Roe v. Wade would ensure that patients are able to choose what is best for them.
Without abortion services, patients may be at risk of illness and death due to pregnancy or may be at risk of avoidable complications from unsafe and illegal abortion practices — lives hang in the balance.
Reproductive health care IS health care. Add your name to the petition below to show your support for the WHPA.
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