Elder Justice

There are approximately 4 million people over the age of 65 living in Texas, a number which is expected to double in the next two decades. Despite representing a significant share of the population, elderly Texans are often an afterthought in policymaking spaces.

This inattention has real consequences. Inadequately regulated long-term care facilities lead to harmful effects on elderly people’s physical and mental health, and poorly administered legal relationships, such guardianships or powers of attorney, can leave them more susceptible to exploitation.

Elderly Texans have equal claim to independence, self-determination, and personal and financial security as everyone else. Through education, research, and other support, Texas Appleseed seeks to equip them with the information and tools they need to advocate for policy change that reflects their needs and preferences.

Elder Justice Team

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Gabriella C. McDonald

Deputy Director

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Ann Baddour

Fair Financial Services Project