Elder Lobby Day February 27

Hundreds of Elders Take Issues To New Legislative Session

Contact: Al Norman, Mass Home Care, 978-502-3794, info@masshomecare.org

Elder advocacy groups from across the state will be gathering at the State House on Monday, February 27th to address the needs of the growing elderly population in Massachusetts. By the 2020 US Census, the 60 and older population will represent almost one out of every four Baystate  residents.

Elder rights groups will be presenting their legislative agendas ranging from bills on health care, home care, income security, dental care, food stamps, Medicaid eligibility, and workforce wages.

There are currently 14  sponsoring groups coming for Elder Lobby Day: AARP Massachusetts, Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts & New Hampshire Chapter, Coalition for Elder Economic Security, Disability Advocates Advancing Our Health Care Rights, Jewish Community Relations Council, Home Care Aide Council of Massachusetts, Home Care Alliance, LGBT Aging Project, Mass Chapter of the National Elder Law Attorneys, Mass Council for Adult Foster Care, Mass Home Care, Mass Law Reform Institute, Mass Senior Action Council, and The Pew Charitable Trusts.