Below are the real-life stories of people in your community. As part of the Age On. Rage On. campaign, we interviewed people experiencing the good and the bad of our system, and these are their stories.
As you read the stories below, keep in mind that without a significant change all the positive outcomes depicted could disappear and all the negatives will only get worse. Please help us prepare for the future, take the pledge to show your support, AND if you have a story to share, please do it here to help us showcase the need for a change to the legislators.
When Francis was forced to be homebound, hot meals and taxis were at her door.
When Lupe retired from teaching dance, she found her creative inner child.
When the taxi medallion crumbled, Ed found means to get active and healthy.
When John needed mental health and financial support, Andy got him through the systems.
When Treva fell, Social Security and Medicare couldn’t cover her. Her family helped out, but not everyone is as lucky as Treva.
When Julda’s husband fell sick, she faced the growing deficit of support for aging Californians.
When Maureen developed arthritis, out-of-pocket expenses kept her away from volunteering and her social life.
When Candacie left a marriage, she found support in a shelter’s community of friends.
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If you have a story to share, we would love to hear it. Each story represents the real impact these issues have on our community, and each account will be included in a portfolio that we will send to legislators.