Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should avoid penalizing people with escalating fines, loss of rights, or criminal penalties when the person subject to enforcement cannot sa
Legal services programs should be fully funded.
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA
The federal government should encourage and expedite funding for priority research, demonstration projects, and referral programs for the
Congress should reauthorize the Elder Justice Act (EJA). It should fully fund the EJA and other programs that address elder abuse.
Policymakers should devise Silver Alert programs to alert the public to missing older adults with appropriate protections and limitations.
States should simplify estate planning. This includes allowing the use of electronic wills or trusts to govern the distribution of property at death.
States should expand laws on durable powers of attorney to: