According to the US Census Bureau, by 2030, one in five Americans is projected to be 65 and over. Since seniors make up such a large segment of District 75, my office is continuously involved in reaching out to the senior community to provide valuable information and hands-on assistance.
We share valuable resources on Senior Safety tips and how to avoid criminal scams, financial abuse, and disaster preparedness. We’ve helped numerous seniors who don’t have computers get access to the documents and tools they need where state agencies are involved: i.e. the DMV, Medi Cal, Franchise Tax Board, etc. Our office can also be a helpful liaison on Federal issues, including Medicare, Social Security and Veterans Affairs as well.
This assistance can also take the form of legislation. This session I introduced a bill to create a San Diego pilot program for counseling services for elder or dependent victims of financial abuse funded through the Victim’s Crime Fund. That bill is currently in the Senate Appropriations committee.
Specifically, throughout our district, we have participated in an ongoing series of meetings involving the Senior Disaster Resource Alliance, the 2016 Fallbrook Health and Wellness Fair, attended and provided resources and phone support to the 2016 Aging Summit, the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego in conjunction w/the Foundation for Senior Care, the grand opening of the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing, held district meetings with SCAN Healthcare and the Alzheimer’s Association, and much more.
We are here to help, and take great pleasure in doing so. Please don’t hesitate to call my District office at 760-480-7570 or log onto my website at asm.ca.gov/waldron