One Away Video Campaign Uses Vulnerable Seniors’ Stories to Advocate for Change

Do you know of any senior citizens who are in challenging times? Anyone who is struggling to make their rent, food and/or health care payments? Let their stories be heard! One Away is an innovative, national video advocacy campaign that gives voice to vulnerable older adults who are struggling to make ends meet in today’s economy. The campaign captures their real stories on video—and calls for legislative and policy changes to make it easier for these elders to get the services and supports they need to live with independence and dignity. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is working with Local Advocacy Partners nationwide on this campaign. Here’s info and videos of Californians telling their tales.

For more info, see the One Away website.

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.