Jay Case, Clark Chapin speak with Winsted seniors [Register Citizen]

August 26, 2014

Register Citizen

WINSTED >> State Rep. Jay Case, R-63, and State Sen. Clark Chapin, R-60, visited Winsted Senior Center last week to discuss the issues facing seniors and the state’s aging population.

“Seniors are facing an uphill battle in our state,” Case said in a release. “The cost of living is increasing and their services are being cut in different ways. It’s important for me to get out here and listen to their concerns, so I can continue being their voice in Hartford.”

During their visit Tuesday, a release states, the two delegates spoke with seniors in attendance about the 2014 legislative session. It was an open discussion, with lawmakers providing feedback about the work occurring in Hartford. Specifically, Case and Chapin touched on law created this year that effects the senior population.

“The dialogue ranged from municipalities being recognized as ‘livable communities’ and Alzheimer and dementia training to expanding coverage for over-the-counter drugs and ‘small house’ nursing home programs,” the release states.

The release makes mention of the report assembled by the Office of Legislative Research on new laws affecting senior citizens.

“We accomplished a great deal this legislative session and advanced policies that protect and support seniors in Connecticut,” Chapin said in the release. “But there is much more that still needs to be done to improve life in Connecticut for people of all ages. Discussing these needs with the community is an important part of the legislative process.”