I recently had the chance to take part in an informational forum focusing on federal programs that provide a wide array of services to seniors living in our state and around the country. It was an excellent opportunity to speak about the benefits of community-based care with some of our elected officials who represent us in Washington, D.C.
As Ranking Senator of the legislature's Aging Committee, I believe it is essential to improve these programs that enable seniors to stay in their homes and receive quality health care. At the event, we were joined by an impressive panel including U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Joe Courtney, Executive Director Judith Stein of the Center for Medicare Advocacy and Dawn Lambert of the state Department of Social Services among others.