Advocacy For Older Adults and Individuals With Disabilies


Advocacy in Motion (AIM) operates under the auspices of Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA). It is a group that consists of consumers, advocates, providers, and professional organizations. AIM enhances WRAAA’s voice on policy issues at the national, state, and local levels related to aging and disabilities. AIM is a mechanism for the exchange of information, resources, and tools that develop the capacity of AIM members to participate in advocacy activities.  AIM works together with other key community stakeholders. The AIM advocacy efforts are coordinated through the WRAAA.

There are many different levels at which an individual or organization can make an impact. If you are interested in becoming a WRAAA Advocate, working on behalf of the older persons and individuals living with a disability, download, complete, and return our application.

AIM Mission Statement

Advocacy in Motion’s mission is to serve as an advocate for older adults and individuals with disabilities addressing their needs, issues, and concerns through civic engagement.

AIM Goals

The goals of the WRAAA Advocacy in Motion:

  • Sustain a coalition of consumer advocates through collaborative efforts and partnerships with community stakeholders.
  • Learn about the legislative process, pending legislation, and how to become an effective advocate.
  • Formulate advocacy action plans to influence public policy.
  • Educate/inform public officials and other groups regarding the needs, issues and concerns about older adults and/or adults with disabilities at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Increase awareness of the political and economic power of older adults and adults with disabilities.
  • Develop relationships with public officials and their aids regarding identified advocacy issues.