As members of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Aging Coalition, we were delighted to share in the celebration, recently, of CMAC’s 20 years of advocacy on the behalf of older adults. This group of professionals and advocates works tirelessly together to promote issues important to the aging population.
The mission of CMAC is to facilitate community and agency collaboration, identify critical issues and promote response strategies pertaining to the aging population.
Long viewed as a collaborative collection of professionals and advocates who care passionately about seniors, CMAC remains committed to the seamless, collaborative focus on making the world a better place for our local older adults and their caregivers.
CMAC was initiated at the request of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners in recognition of the specific needs and concerns of the county’s older citizens. The organization uses its resources to educate its members and constituents and to advocate with local and state governments on the behalf of the aging.
In 2016 CMAC has sponsored and/or supported several events relevant to senior issues. In April, a Legislative Breakfast that focused on Senior Housing included knowledgeable speakers and legislators in an effort to shed light on various options and issues related to affordable housing. The organization has also been supportive of events sponsored by the Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Association such as walks to raise money and awareness for those organizations. Additionally, at the 20-year Celebration, CMAC awarded a $1000 grant to an area entity that promotes employment advocacy for older adults.
In the course of its work, CMAC may collaborate with other area agencies such as Area Agency on Aging and the United Way.
To learn more, please click the blue link at the top of this article. And, as always, more information about Charlotte area resources for Seniors can be found on our website, http://www.transitiontamers.com.