Keene Sentinel: Kuster Meets with Senior Citizens in Peterborough
PETERBOROUGH — U.S. Rep. Ann M. Kuster met with local senior citizens at the Peterborough Town Library Thursday to celebrate Social Security’s 79th birthday, and to discuss how Congress can best protect Social Security and Medicare.
Advocates and experts on senior issues also joined the forum, and took questions from event participants about resources available to them through these federal programs.
“Since first taking office, I have pledged to always protect Social Security and Medicare for our Granite State seniors. I hosted this open forum to hear directly from local seniors about what more Congress can do to support these crucial programs that so many of them rely on,” Kuster, D-N.H., said in a news release. “I was also proud to bring together local experts on senior services who were able to take questions from participants about other ways Medicare and Social Security programs could help benefit Granite State seniors.”
Kuster said she has stood up to members of both parties to fight to protect these programs. During the roundtable in Peterborough, Kuster also discussed a new bill she helped introduce to provide more support for caregivers who are helping take care of their elderly relatives or other individuals who need care.
Kuster, who represents the 2nd Congressional District — which includes the Monadnock Region — is a first-term Democrat who faces Republican opposition in the upcoming election. In November, she’ll face off against the winner of September’s Republican primary: Marilinda Garcia, Gary Lambert, Jim Lawrence or Mike Little.