Save Our Seniors is an Ethos initiative to provide the public with information about policies that affect the elderly.
We aim to engage seniors themselves, family members, and elder services/ human services professionals in advocating for policies that affect the population at the local, state, and federal level.
Save Our Seniors employs multiple forms of social media, events and live stream videos of events, email updates, press releases, and more to communicate updates and calls to action. In addition, Save Our Seniors develops and fosters partnerships with other community organizations in order to strengthen our messaging and broaden the program’s reach. Altogether, this project provides tools to seniors, family members, caregivers and the general public, to make it easier to tell elected officials how to vote on issues of importance to them.
Issues that matter:
- Hunger, nutrition, Meals on Wheels
- Home Care
- Healthcare/insurance: MassHealth, Medicare and Medicaid
- Mental Health
- LGBT+ senior resources
How you can get involved:
Engaging in political advocacy contributes to creating a more just society, building local power, and addressing systemic injustice. Contact your elected officials, spread the word, and get involved in your community.
Volunteers have been a critical component of Ethos’ mission to keep elders living at home with dignity and independence. Get involved and witness the benefits of visiting elders in their homes, helping with grocery shopping, serving lunch at community cafes, raking leaves, helping with monthly financial management, and so much more.
Making a donation to Ethos can ensure that elders in the Boston area have the necessary resources and life-saving services available to them. Since federal funding for elder services is often times limited, Ethos must raise funds each year from private sources in order to operate essential services. Donations allow us to continue to grow the innovative and cost-effective programs that are so crucial for the well-being of some of our most vulnerable citizens.
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Ethos’ “Toolkit for Advocacy”
The following is a detailed list of service organizations and advocacy resources that will greatly guide, aid, and support your political involvement and activism in the community:
AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. Their website can be used to access vital resources, as well as specific advocacy tactics.
Contacting Congress is one quick, easy, and impactful way to affect change. There are many sites that help you find your representative’s contact information, but the goal of this site is to be comprehensive, quick, and easy to use.
Countable gives you an overview of key legislation on important issues like the environment, jobs, and education. Additionally, it lets you see how your representatives vote, and allows you to hold them accountable.
Ethos provides a detailed contact list of Massachusetts Congressmen and Senators.
The Indivisible Guide offers a step-by-step guide for individuals, groups, and organizations looking to replicate the Tea Party’s success in getting Congress to listen to a small, vocal, dedicated group of constituents. It also provides readers with specific guidelines for implementing advocacy tactics.
Massachusetts Senior Action Council is a statewide, grassroots, senior-led organization that empowers its members to use their own voices to address key public policy and community issues that affect their health and well-being. This resource activates seniors to bring about change and influence policies at the local, state and, at times, national level.
The National Council on Aging seeks to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling, through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy. Their website presents tools for public policy and action, as well as information on services related to economic security and healthy aging.