Stories

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.

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Maggie

When Maggie lost her husband, she still found a community.

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Francis

When Francis was forced to be homebound, hot meals and taxis were at her door.

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Lupe

When Lupe retired from teaching dance, she found her creative inner child.

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Ed

When the taxi medallion crumbled, Ed found means to get active and healthy.

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Andy

When John needed mental health and financial support, Andy got him through the systems.

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Treva

When Treva fell, Social Security and Medicare couldn’t cover her. Her family helped out, but not everyone is as lucky as Treva.

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