A Record of Leadership
B'nai B'rith International is a leader in the Jewish community’s approach to aging issues through the B'nai B'rith Center for Senior Services. With more than 40 years of experience with elderly housing and 42 buildings in 26 communities, we are the largest Jewish sponsor of subsidized housing in the United States.
Working with our members and supporters throughout the United States, our Senior Advocacy Initiative advances B'nai B'rith's agenda on a range of seniors' issues—including Social Security, Medicare, stem cell research, and funding for the aging services network and minimum wage—to policy makers in Washington, D.C., and across the country.
We work directly with seniors through forums and programs on issues such as aging in place, healthcare for all, identity theft, and others.
We also send out "Action Alerts" to let people know what is going on with legislation and how they can contact elected leaders quickly and easily.
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Our Issues. Our Perspectives.
B'nai B'rith works in Washington, D.C., to inform elected officials how seniors feel regarding various legislation, including these key issues:
Housing – For more than 40 years, B'nai B'rith has led in providing housing for low-income older adults. We are the largest Jewish sponsor of subsidized housing for the elderly, and we continue to look for new ways to build new housing and preserve existing units.
Medicare - B’nai B’rith supports the Medicare program that currently covers those who are 65+ as well as millions of disabled adults. We support changes that are good for beneficiaries and for the program’s sustainability.
Social Security - B'nai B'rith International supports maintaining and strengthening the Social Security system as a social insurance program and we believe it is important to help older Americans safeguard their retirement savings.
Stem Cell Research – B'nai B'rith International supports responsible embryonic stem cell research in keeping with Jewish tradition that saving a life is paramount. Our advocacy has focused on responsible regulation and the availability of federal funding.
Healthcare for All – Healthy aging cannot begin at 65 – it requires lifelong access to affordable health care without which older adults are more likely to have multiple chronic (and expensive) health problems. B’nai B’rith actively supports responsible efforts to expand access.
CSS Update is a regular publication of B'nai B'rith International's Center for Senior Services. The update includes information about events in your area, issues on the legislative calendar, ways you can make a difference, and other important news about aging and health issues.
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For general information on Senior Advocacy and the B'nai B'rith Center for Senior Services, call 866-999-6596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.