It’s time to end the wait for thousands of Kentucky seniors and AARP is working across the state to mobilize grassroots support for increased funding in the Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), preserve seniors’ access to courts and maintain land-line telephone services for rural Kentuckians.
Over the summer, AARP volunteers and staff have met with Area Agencies on Aging, grassroots activists and other civic groups to call on state lawmakers to increase state funding for services helping vulnerable seniors live independently. Tens of thousands of seniors remain on long waiting lists for services that could help them live independently and out of nursing homes.
Volunteers and staff have traveled the state reaching out to groups and lawmakers before the 2013 General Assembly to build support for three major goals:
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