MEJI seeks to empower, educate, and protect low income older adults and people with disabilities through administrative and policy advocacy, educational efforts, and collaboration with multi-disciplinary partners on the local, state, and national level.
The project focuses primarily on issues affecting the most vulnerable older adults including long term care; guardianship; public benefits; and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It also works closely with disability advocates to address issues of shared concern.
MEJI staff include legal and advocacy staff committed to empowering low income older adults and assuring their dignity and autonomy.
June 2016 - Imagine needing dialysis 3 times a week, not being able to drive, and your ride doesn't show up! A beneficiary called us after the medical transportation company failed him four times (or four missed appointments). There had been a number of problems - no shows, lat