CT Commission on Aging
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Legislative Strategies and Testimony

The 2014 legislative session is well underway. Check out our top legislative strategies, the status of bills of interest, and our testimonies to assist older adults with aging in place, retirement savings, long term services and supports, rent relief, nutrition, caregiver training, insurance coverage and more.

A Room of Her Own Video: A Room of Her Own

Much of our efforts in the policy arena are aimed towards allowing older adults the choice of where they want to live as they age. Research indicates that nearly 90% of people over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, and 80%  believe their current residence is where they will always live. Here's one woman's story of why that choice is so meaningful. Watch
medicare observation video Supporting legislation to inform older adults about their hospital stays

Increasingly, hospital patients are finding that they have been under "observation status" even though they have been cared for in the hospital for many days. The financial implications of this can be signficant. Our testimony supports a bill that would help folks understand their hospital status, benefits and rights. Read the testimony
Julie Evans Starr on Retirement Savings Proposed retirement savings plan legislation

Executive Director Julia Evans Starr comments at a press conference about proposed legislation that would establish a public retirement plan for working-age residents who don't have access to similar coverage through their employer.

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