US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions: Support the Positive Aging Act of 2011
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US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions: Support the Positive Aging Act of 2011

    1. Andrea Soria
    2. Petition by

      Andrea Soria

      Long Beach, United States

-Substance abuse among the elderly has often been ignored and overlooked. However the reality is that substance abuse is a growing problem for the older adult community. 17% of older adults abuse drugs and alcohol.

-In 2000, there were 1.7 million older adults who suffered from substance abuse. There are many factors that might put older adults at risk for substance abuse such as lack of mental health programs aimed at older adults.

-The Positive Aging Act of 2011 is important because it would: 

• Provide vital mental health services to older adults. It would do this by combining mental health services and primary health care facilities to make mental health care more accessible and less stigmatized. It would also combine mental health services with other community spaces where older adults receive other services, such as senior centers.
• Create programs that are intended to conduct outreach to the older adult communities.
• Target its efforts at helping older adults with substance abuse as well as conducting national research on this pressing matter.

To:
US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions
California Governor
President of the United States
California State Senate
California State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Support the Positive Aging Act of 2011

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Cindy Rios LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Everyone plays a vital role in our society. We all need to stand together.

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    • Christina Abrams WESTMINSTER, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      The aging population deserves to be mentally healthy; especially since most are living longer and the population is increasing.

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    • Ana Acosta LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      My husband is much older than me and I need to support him in any way I can now as this will benefit not only our future but many other people as well in my family.

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    • Laurie Grimaldi NORTHRIDGE, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      my mom is 79 and I am her caregiver and I am 54 without health insurance

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    • Juan Castro LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      When I grow old I would also want to have access to mental health care.

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