April 7, 2022
California State Assembly
Committee on Health
Dear Committee Members,
As Vice President of the Older Women’s League of San Francisco and Chair of its Political Advocacy Committee, I am writing to urge you to support Assembly Bill 2546 so that it can find its way to Gov. Newsom’s desk and be signed into law.
The Covid 19 Pandemic brought to our attention the tragedy of older people in care facilities who died alone and without access to family members to support them at a time when they needed it most. Let’s protect our older citizens from this ever happening again.
Please support Assembly Bill 2546 by Assembly Member Nazarian to ensure that designated family members or friends can be with their loved ones who benefit enormously from having the support of people who love them and know best how to bring them comfort.
Melanie Grossman, PhD, MSW
President of OWL-SF