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Trone Provisions Included in Dignity in Aging Act

October 29th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Dignity in Aging Act, which includes a provision authored by Rep. David Trone (MD-06) aimed at reducing social isolation among seniors as well as a provision led by Trone to expand access to care for those living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.

The Dignity in Aging Act would reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA) to ensure aging seniors have access to food, transportation, and other basic services they need to thrive. The bill responds to the challenges facing a growing generation of aging Americans by increasing support for caregivers, improving economic opportunities for older individuals, and promoting the ability of older Americans to age in place.

“Over the past year I have heard from older Americans about the services they need to stay healthy and live independently,” said Rep. David Trone, member of the Education and Labor Committee. “This critical legislation will improve mental and physical outcomes for the 11 million Americans who are currently served by the Older Americans Act. I am grateful that Chairman Scott included two of my bills in this legislation, and I am happy to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get this bill on the President’s desk.”

For a fact sheet on the Dignity in Aging Act, click here.

For a title by title on the Dignity in Aging Act, click here.

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. In March, Trone held a workshop and resource fair for seniors with Rep. John Larson (CT-01) to discuss challenges and solutions to some of seniors’ top priorities. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research. 

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