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Help Keep Elder Issues Funded in the Senate

State House

The Senate's budget proposal has been released with several positive results! This is the last chance to highlight the importance of elder issues before the ink permantly dries it and the budget goes to conference committee.

 

Tomorrow the Massachusetts Senate will begin its debate to decide what programs and services get funded – and what gets cut – in the next fiscal year. 

 

Contact your senator to ensure older adults may have access to the services that help them remain independent.

 

The Senate budget committee proposed funding critical services that keep older residents living with dignity in their homes and communities, like Home Care Services, Councils on Aging and Elder Protective Services.  But a few programs, like Prescription Advantage and geriatric mental health, will face reduced benefits and program changes unless funding is increased.

 

Help support crucial elder programs in the Senate FY '14 budget.

 

Thank you for your ongoing advocacy.  Your actions make a difference.

 

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