Lay Advocacy for Seniors: A How-To Manual (2017)


Created for: 2017 Lay Advocacy Training, June 21, 26, and 27, 2017


These are the chapters from the training manual used at this year’s Lay Advocacy Training.  Bet Tzedek conducted this annual three-day training at The California Endowment in Los Angeles.  Click on the separate links to download each chapter:


Cover page, Introduction, and Table of Contents


Chapter 1:  Social Security – Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI)


Chapter 2:  Supplemental Security Income (SSI)


Chapter 3:  Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)


Chapter 4:  Medicare Parts A & B


Chapter 5:  Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage)


Chapter 6:  Medi-Cal


Chapter 7:  In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)


Chapter 8:  Quality of Care in Long-Term Care Facilities


Chapter 9:  Planning For (And Dealing With) Incapacity


Chapter 10:  Kinship Care


3-DAY TRAINING:   This training was provided by experienced attorneys and advocates from Bet Tzedek and Justice in Aging.  This program was sponsored by Bet Tzedek, with funding generously provided by Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (Area Agency on Aging ).

A hard copy of this comprehensive training manual was included, at no cost, as part of the training.


TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 LAY ADVOCACY TRAINING, to be held on Monday, June 18, Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26, 2018:  Registration is not open at this time.  We will be opening registration for the 2018 Lay Advocacy Training in the Spring of 2018.  Registration information will be provided on Bet Tzedek’s website at that time.  Reservations will be required as space is limited.  Those who register are expected to attend all three days of the training, as different subjects are covered on each day.



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