Social Media Day for Community Living
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Help people living in nursing facilities and other institutional settings move back into their community.
The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program has helped more than 75,000 seniors and people with disabilities move out of nursing homes and institutions into the community. MFP has improved the lives of older adults and people with disabilities, saved states money and led to better outcomes. That’s why nearly every state has participated in the program!
But MFP expired September 30, 2016, and states are running out of funding. States are already having to scale back their programs, and without funding, could have to completely eliminate them. Last year was the first time that the number of people transitioned to the community declined. Without action NOW, states will lose momentum and more people will be stuck in institutions.
Bipartisan legislation introduced in both the House and Senate, the EMPOWER Care Act, would improve and extend the program for five years.
We need you to urge Congress to fund Money Follows the Person and pass the EMPOWER Care Act as part of the March 23rd budget!
On March 8th we’ll use social media to speak together – amplifying our individual voices and elevating our message above the noise.
You can participate via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
- Get Inspired
Check out sample social media content here and download graphics here.
Use hashtag #FundMFP in your posts and tag your Senators. You can find their Twitter handles here.
- Post on Facebook
Use hashtag #FundMFP in your posts and tag your Senators.
Craft your own message or get a jumpstart with this easy email tool.
Reach out the family, friends, and colleagues and ask them to join you in action.
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Hosted by the Disability and Aging Collaborative Together with:
National Council on Aging
National Council on Independent Living
The Arc of the United States
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
American Network of Community Options and Resources
Center for Public Representation
Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
National Down Syndrome Congress
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