CARIE fulfills its core mission — to improve the well being, rights and autonomy of older persons through advocacy, education, and action — through a “case to cause” model of advocacy that serves to promote equal access to justice and addresses problems and issues on both the individual and the systemic levels. Because frail older adults often lack the ability to advocate on their own behalf without assistance, CARIE provides individual advocacy through direct service and systemic advocacy through education and public policy initiatives.
We are different from other agencies—we don’t provide services (home care, meals, transportation, etc.), we advocate for people to get those services and advocate for dignity and quality care for older people. We work to make sure that everyone finds resolution to their problem or concern.