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Does Massachusetts Governor Have An Elder Agenda?

Four years ago, newly-elected Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker gave an inaugural address that offered no elderly-specific agenda for the Commonwealth.

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Gov. Baker to issue Executive Order for state’s aging

By Al Norman No governor since Mitt Romney in 2006 has mentioned “elders” in their State of the Commonwealth speech. On Jan. 24, Gov. Charlie Baker made reference to a yet-to-be filed Executive Order that would focus on older adults — but the details of the order are not known. We applaud the governor for mentioning older […]

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Combating demographic deafness

By Al Norman Over a period of seven years, I criticized former Gov. Deval Patrick for rarely mentioning the elderly in his annual “State of the Commonwealth” speeches. In 2013 I wrote: “This is the 7th year in a row that the elderly have been invisible to this Administration. Not one word about older people.” […]

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Christie proposing Social Security overhaul

MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proposing an income cap on Social Security benefits as part of major restructuring plan announced ahead of a likely presidential bid. The Republican is set to deliver a speech Tuesday in New Hampshire outlining his ideas on reforming Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and other so-called […]

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Advocates urge Patrick to spare frail elders

BROCKTON, MA — Six days before Gov. Deval Patrick announced his budget cuts to elder home care services, elder rights groups including Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton-based regional agency serving older adults and individuals with disabilities, sent him a letter urging him not to hurt vulnerable seniors. Now that the “9c cuts” have been announced, advocates […]

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Does the gov. care about aging voters?

What does it say about our state when its top elected official ignores the most vulnerable among us? At best, the governor’s behavior proves a disconnect, resulting from the lack of leadership at the state level tasked with serving the elderly and their caregivers.

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