OLDER ADULTS

 Giving Back to Our Seniors

For too long now, the concerns of seniors in Maryland have been ignored and their requests have been overlooked. This is unacceptable, especially given that our aging population is growing rapidly as the Baby Boom generation begins to turn 65. While more than 18% of Marylanders are 60 or older today, this number is expected to increase to approximately 25% in the next 15 years. Every Marylander benefits from the time and energy our seniors have given to improving our state over the years, and the experiences of our aging population ought to be used as input to define future policy. As your Governor, it will be my priority to hear the opinions of our seniors and ensure that this group continues to thrive. I will do this by reducing economic hardships that seniors face; Ensuring affordable, quality healthcare for aging populations; and providing resources to prevent abuse and neglect of the elderly.

PRIORITIES

Reducing Economic Hardship

Ensuring Affordable, Quality Healthcare

Providing Resources to Prevent Abuse and Neglect

1. Protecting pensions and retirement benefits.​

2. Increasing access to safe, affordable housing.​

3. Providing affordable, nutritious meals.​

1. Improving quality of care in assisted-living facilities.​

2. Providing better long-term and end of life care.

3. Lowering the cost of drugs.

1. Addressing mental health.​

2. Encouraging the use of state-sponsored resources​.​

3. Continuing funding for SHIP.​