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Meet Jan Lindsey for brunch on Tuesday, April 11, and you can help advocate for stronger policies for older Arizonans.

Lindsey and other volunteers and experts will host some of the 90 state legislators at AARP’s annual nonpartisan lobbying event at 10:30 a.m. on the Capitol lawn.

Lindsey, 70, of Fountain Hills, is a retired public school teacher and administrator who chairs the AARP Advocacy Steering Committee for Arizona.

The brunch will include AARP staff and representatives of Gov. Doug Ducey (R). At stake are important issues, including  respite for caregivers, financial security and bolstering programs such as Meals on Wheels.

The agenda for AARP Day at the Legislature also includes preventing elder financial abuse and extending state funding for transportation services.

“I’ve learned how to approach legislators to discuss issues we want them to address,” Lindsey said. “It’s important to advocate for those 50-plus and families.”

The volunteers will learn the best ways to get the message across, Lindsey said. “It’s important to make these contacts,” she said. “It’s fun and an education as well.”

To take part, call AARP in Phoenix at 866-389-5649 toll-free or email aarpaz@aarp.org.
—Ford Burkhart

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