Dear Advocates for Native Elders,
Ya’at’eeh! I am reaching out to you to share about a timely opportunity that we have for your voice to be heard by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and state Aging Networks. But we need to act quickly!
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is requesting public comment to help hold the Aging Network accountable for meeting the needs of Elders in Indian Country and Native Hawaii. I am appealing to you to take just one minute of your time to complete and sign our Comment Card.
Your comments, along with other Elders, will be submitted to the ACL, stating what is important to you and your community, and alert the ACL of the importance of explicitly including our communities in any guidance they release to the state Aging Networks. NICOA is strongly advocating for our Elders through this specific call to action to the ACL:
“Ensure that American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Elders receive fair and equal aging and support services, where they live.”
If you wish to read the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Planning Guidance Document in its entirety, you can read it here.
Randella Bluehouse, Executive Director
National Indian Council on Aging,
Member, Navajo Nation