Kuster Highlights Help Coming to Granite State Seniors from American Rescue Plan
Concord, April 26, 2021
Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) hosted a virtual roundtable with Granite State seniors and advocates to discuss provisions in the Kuster-backed American Rescue Plan Act to support older Americans in New Hampshire including expanded access to affordable, quality health care, increased funding for nursing and long-term care facilities, and additional rental and utility assistance for those in need.
“Strong community-based support has been crucial for our Granite State seniors throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and I’m proud to have advanced the American Rescue Plan to bolster these efforts,” said Rep. Kuster. “This forward-looking plan furthers the work of our local organizations by providing relief to help ensure no senior has to worry about keeping a roof over their head, food on their table, or access to high-quality health care. It was great to join our Granite State senior advocates today, and I will continue working to ensure that all our seniors, their families, and their caregivers are healthy, safe, and financially secure.”
“GSIL is thrilled to be part of something great,” said Deborah Ritcey, CEO of Granite State Independent Living. “Our consumers will greatly benefit from all aspects of the American Rescue Plan Act to help them remain in their community as long as possible. It is nice to have such a huge focus on the aging population, who are oftentimes not at the forefront.”
“At Granite VNA, we are dedicated to providing quality health care and keeping our clients safe at home,” said Beth Slepian, President and CEO of Granite VNA. “The American Rescue Plan helps us fulfill our Mission during COVID-19 as we continue to serve seniors throughout our community.”
The Kuster-backed American Rescue Plan supports Granite State seniors by:
In Congress, Kuster is a leading advocate to protect seniors in the Granite State and across the country. Last month, Kuster introduced her bipartisan legislation, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, to create a new grant program to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and low-income individuals, as well as schools and other public facilities. Earlier this year, Kuster worked to get key provisions to support seniors as we recover and rebuild from this pandemic included in the American Rescue Plan.