Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, has been awarded this year’s Legislative Award from the Senior Alliance. The award was in recognition of his efforts in the state Senate on behalf of Michigan’s elderly.
“Our mission is to empower people with needs to live with dignity in the community they choose, by providing available services,” said Bob Brown, Executive Director of The Senior Alliance “Every year we award a Legislative Award to an elected or appointed official who have significantly contributed to improving the lives of older adults in the region. Senator Colbeck sponsored Senate Bill 457, which we believed contributes to our mission here at the Senior Alliance.”
“It is an honor to be recognized by The Senior Alliance with this award,” said Colbeck. “It is the caregivers and administrators of The Senior Alliance that truly deserve the recognition. They are making a real difference in the lives of our seniors, one life at a time. I’m happy to be of assistance to them in their mission to help our seniors get the care that they need.”
The Senior Alliance is a private non-profit agency that was established in 1980 and designated by the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging to operate as the Area Agency on Aging for the 34 suburban communities in Southern and Western Wayne County. In 1998, the Michigan Department of Community Health authorized the agency to function as an Organized Health Care Delivery System. This new designation allowed the agency to add services to low-income disabled adults. Serving older persons, however, continues to be the main focus of the agency.