Advocacy

JFRF believes change and social impact are greater when communities coalesce around issues of miguels-photos-4-13-05-112-e1478125139713importance to them. Our role is to help increase awareness of aging issues at every level. We do that by engaging local communities in conversations about aging, supporting their engagement and facilitating the development of coalitions of organizations to work on community priorities related to aging.

An example of our advocacy work is in our support of the Nicaraguan Aging Advisory Council which acts to identify and prioritize goals related to aging issues in Nicaragua. We also work with organizations in Oregon such as CareOregon to improve the ability of caregivers to provide greater quality care to older adults, and the Oregon Purple Ribbon Commission to ensure consumer values of autonomy and independence are respected in programs for older adults.