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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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Don’t elders deserve respect?

By Deborah E. Banda In all the hoopla surrounding the release of Gov. Deval Patrick’s Fiscal Year 2013 state budget proposal, we heard about ways to increase revenue, provide level funding for several programs and services — from local aid to education — and use of the rainy day fund to make ends meet. These […]

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Gov. Patrick cuts $15.5 million from elderly services

“Cutting community based services for the elderly is fiscally wrong-headed,” said Mass Home Care Executive Director Al Norman. “Day care and foster care programs keep seniors out of more expensive institutions. At a time when revenues are limited, it makes sense to invest in programs that save taxpayer’s money.”

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Mass. candidates address retiree concerns at AARP forum

The candidates appeared at historic Faneuil Hall for an AARP sponsored forum, which focused on key issues for older individuals and their families, including health and prescription drug affordability, economic security for older workers, home and community based care, housing and transportation.

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