As we mark the beginning of Older Americans Month this year, we are celebrating a lifetime of contributions and achievements that have created financial and health security for millions of families. Landmark legislation such as the Older Americans Act have united a national aging network and created programs vital to the well-being of millions of older Americans. Before programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security the promise of a secure retirement was reserved for the few. Now, we must protect these programs for the many. We must protect older Americans from being overcharged for health coverage simply because of their age. And social and nutrition services, as well as employment programs, protections against discrimination, investments in research, and support for caregivers must keep pace with an ever growing and increasingly diverse generation.
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Please let us know how you are celebrating Older Americans Month’s theme of #AgeOutLoud, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so that the Senate Special Committee on Aging can highlight activities and events taking place in Pennsylvania and around the country.
Bob Casey, Jr.