Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Advocates for the Aging’s role in the community?
You can read our mission statement HERE and find specific information on programs throughout this website, but to sum it up: Advocates formed to speak up for “the poorest and frailest among us.” We’re here to raise issues of concern to seniors and to focus attention on how policies and actions affect low-income and frail seniors.
- Is a staff member available to talk to me about my question?
Advocates is a volunteer non-profit organization, so a board member or other volunteer will be in contact if you email or call one of us. (See contact information HERE.) We do have a paid manager of our Assistive Devices Project, so if you have questions about those services, please call Sherry Fulton at 240-741-9853 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How can I be involved?
We would be delighted to talk with you! We need volunteers to serve on committees, especially those related to areas of public policy, including transportation and housing, and we need volunteers interested in board membership. Join us for general meetings held on first Friday mornings every other month, beginning again in August 2022 (dependent on COVID guidelines). Watch this website and our social media channels for meeting announcements.
- How is Advocates funded?
Advocates is funded through the charitable contributions of donors like you and grants from foundations and government sources. Copies of our financial statements are available by emailing email@example.com. All gifts made to Advocates are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law, and information about AAFC submitted under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act can be obtained from the Maryland Secretary of State. We do not share or sell any donor information. We would be honored to have your support. Click HERE to reach our online portal or for more information on other ways of giving.