The PACE Association of Michigan (PAM) hosted its 2022 Day at the Capitol in Lansing on May 10. Participants, staff, and volunteers from Care Resources and 12 other Michigan PACE Organizations gathered on the Capitol lawn.
The event brought nearly 400 people together to support PACE. PAM raised awareness and funding for its programs. The theme of the event was, “Living at HOME. Your Goal, Our Priority.”
Stephanie Winslow, Executive Director of PAM, began the day. And our very own Tom Muszynski spoke about the importance of sharing PACE stories. Tom’s words thrilled the crowd. “This event has been a dream of mine for a very long time…today is the day that we are going to shine in Lansing!”
Representative Mary Whiteford also attended. She shared that PACE is a top priority of hers. She will continue to support PACE and fight for funds in the 2023 budget. The day also included music, dancing, and lunch with elected officials. Many state representatives, senators, and their staff were present. Legislators were excited to hear participants’ personal stories. It was great to thank officials for their support.
At the end of the day, Care Resources’ staff and participants had a guided tour of the Capitol building. We took many fun photos. The 2022 Day at the Capitol event was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped to organize this special occasion. We look forward to seeing many of you again next year!