We communicate with Ohioans, elected officials and policy makers at all levels of government about aging related issues and events.
- We maintain dialogue with elected and appointed officials about the needs of older Ohioans.
- We initiate and champion legislation and actions in support of Ohio’s older adults, their families, and caregivers and the programs and services that affect them.
- We track bills of interest to the aging network as they move through the legislative process on both state and federal levels.
- We hold an Advocacy Conference and Legislative Reception every other year during the state budget process, at which we include national speakers, state advocates and others to share the latest updates on policy initiatives that impact older people and people with disabilities.
- o4a members and Associate members receive a weekly Legislative and Policy Bulletin to keep current with legislative and policy initiatives both at the state and federal level.
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- o4a Remarks to Direct Care Expansion Working Group – July 29, 2022
- o4a Recommendations for Updating the Older Americans Act Regulations (submitted to ACL) – June 6, 2022
- Remarks about the Direct Care Workforce Shortage at Press Conference on Supporting Older Ohioans – April 7, 2022
- Home is Where We Want to Be: o4a Budget Priorities (updated) – March 2021
- Joint Proposal: Investment in Home and Community Based Services To Align With Nursing Facility Care – March 1, 2021
- Ohio’s Area Agencies on Aging 2022-2023 Budget Priorities: Home is where older Ohioans want to be – February 2021
- Ohio AAAs at Work: COVID 19 Report – October 2020
- o4a Response to Ohio Department of Medicaid Request for Information: Medicaid Managed Care – August 1, 2019
- Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging: Response to Governor’s Veto Message – July 19, 2019
- Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging: Response to Am. Sub. Bill 166 (passed by General Assembly) – July 17, 2019
- Aging and Disability Coalition Supports Home and Community-Based Services Investments, Parity in Budget Bill – June 13, 2019
- o4a Response to Governor’s 2020/2021 Budget Request -March 15, 2019
- Ohio’s Senior Community Services = Elder Justice – 2019
- Ohio’s Area Agencies on Aging: Providing Better Aging Outcomes – 2019
- Ohio’s Area Agencies on Aging – 2018
- o4a Testimony to the Ohio Senate Finance Committee on HB 110 – June 3, 2021
- o4a Testimony to the Ohio Senate Finance Committee on HB 110 – May 13, 2021
- o4a Testimony to the Ohio Senate Health Committee on HB 110 – May 5, 2021
- o4a Testimony to the Ohio House Finance Committee on HB 110 – March 11, 2021
- o4a Testimony to the Ohio House Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee – February 24, 2021
- Larke Recchie, Ohio Senate Finance Committee, June 13, 2019 – HB 166
- Cindy Farson, Ohio Senate Finance Committee, May 28, 2019 – HB 166
- Cindy Farson, Ohio Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health and Medicaid, May 16, 2019 – HB 166
- Larke Recchie, Ohio House Finance Committee, May 3, 2019 – HB 166
- Larke Recchie, Ohio House Health Committee April 30, 2019 – HB 177
- Duana Patton, Ohio House Finance HHS Subcommittee April 4, 2019 – HB 166
- Larke Recchie, Ohio Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee, April 3, 2019 – SB 24