Family Values @ Work

Senior Advocates

October 19, 2011

CA: The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center (LACRC)

The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center serves family caregivers of brain impaired or frail, older adults in LA County. LACRC is a nonprofit organization under the umbrella of Partners in Care Foundation and part of a statewide system of 11 Caregiver Resource Centers that serve the state of California.  The issues of paid sick days and paid family leave are very important to family caregivers as 1 in 6 workers are also caregivers.  The LACRC brings expertise and a diverse constituency to statewide campaign for paid sick days and expanded family leave rights.

NC: AARP North Carolina

AARP’s North Carolina state office exists to advance the mission and priorities of AARP, a national non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that helps people age 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole.  With more than 1 million members in the state and a deep interest in the state of caregivers, AARP North Carolina has been a core partner in the NC Families Care Campaign, including testifying at the NC General Assembly and co-organizing Town Halls on paid sick days.

WA: Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans

Older but bolder PSARA members actively engage in campaigns for justice and dignity for all generations. PSARA supported establishing a state Family and Medical Leave Insurance program and was among the first members of the Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce. PSARA members attended every rally and public hearing, and responded to every request to contact Seattle City Council members, becoming a key contributor to the Seattle paid sick days victory.


AARP Illinois
Advocacy Coalition of Seniors and People with Disabilities
Alliance for Retired Americans Georgia
Alliance for Retired Americans Oregon
Alliance for Retired Americans Puget Sound
Alliance for Retired Americans Wisconsin
Alzheimer’s Association
American Association for Retired Persons, CT Chapter
Association of Retired Americans
Caring Across Generations
Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly
Colorado Alliance for Retired Americans
Direct Care Alliance
DuPage Older Women’s League
Eastern Mass OWL:  The Voice for Midlife and Older Women
Elders in Action Commission
Georgia Council on Aging
Governor’s Commission on Senior Services
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Institute for Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly
Legal Services for the Elderly
Maine Council of Senior Citizens
Massachusetts Senior Action
National Hispanic Council on Aging
New York Citizens Committee for Aging
Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens
Save Oregon Seniors
SeniorLAW Center
United Seniors for Oregon



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