Seniors

One of Senator Leahy’s top priorities is to ensure seniors have access to benefits and services long after retirement.  As an original cosponsor of the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, Senator Leahy is dedicated to ensuring senior support services, like Meals on Wheels and the Senior Community Service Employment Program, receive the resources they need to continue providing for elders in need. 

The Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act includes funding for health promotion, nutrition, caregiver and mental health support services. The legislation would strengthen the Long-Term Ombudsman program to encourage disease management and prevention and improves transportation assistance services.  The legislation would also improve the coordination of Area Agencies on Aging with other senior community and health services, while assisting with elderly falls and screening for mental and behavioral health.

Senator Leahy remains committed to ensuring Medicare remains strong now and into the future and that seniors receive the full benefits of Social Security they have been promised now and into the future.

You can read more about Senator Leahy’s efforts through the links on the right.