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Senator Collins Co Hosts Event Tonight to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act

           WASHINGTON, DC-- 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of landmark legislation that has been of benefit to seniors throughout the nation—Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act.  Senator Collins, who is Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, is the honorary co-host of an event this evening on Capitol Hill to commemorate the golden anniversary of these programs. 

            The event is sponsored by the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) , a non-profit group comprised of 72 organizations that are dedicated to preserving and strengthening the well-being of America’s seniors.  LCAO members include groups such as, AARP, the Alzheimer’s Association, Easter Seals, the Military Officers of America Association, and the National Association for Area Agencies on Aging.

            Senator Collins recently advocated for a reauthorization of the Older Americans Act and managed the Senate floor when the legislation was approved by the full Senate.

            Tonight’s event will be held at 5:30 in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.