Kuster Hears from Nashua Seniors
NASHUA – Approximately 40 seniors and nursing students attended a 90-minute discussion Tuesday hosted by U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster to address the challenges facing an aging population in New Hampshire.
Kuster, D-N.H., was joined by three Granite State specialists to provide guidance and feedback on federal services, like Social Security and Medicare, that are heavily relied upon by elderly residents.
The forum, held at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, also gave the crowd an opportunity to provide input for the upcoming White House Conference on Aging.
Kuster said the conference is a yet-to-be scheduled summit where the Obama administration will develop a national agenda for supporting older Americans.
Similar conferences have been held once a decade since the 1961. This year’s summit will focus on four major themes – retirement security, healthy aging, long-term services and elder justice.
Kuster said her office will relay seniors’ comments from Tuesday’s forum with organizers of the conference.
“We will be able to share with the White House Conference on Aging the ideas, the concepts, the challenges and the solutions that we come up with in our conversation today,” she added.
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