Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Conversation with U.S. Senate Special Aging Committee Chairwoman, Susan Collins

Dana Halvorson

On January 8, 2016, Meg Haskell, wrote an article in BDN Maine entitled, A frank conversation on aging, with Maine’s senior senator. In the article, which also included a video interview with Chairwoman Collins, Haskell notes, “First elected in 1996, Collins has easily won re-election to three additional terms, most recently in 2014. Collins has sat on the Special Committee on Aging since 1997, taking over as chairman last January, with co-leadership from Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri.” 

Haskell goes on to include that, “There are five priority areas for the committee’s work: improving retirement security, building support for family caregivers, increasing funding for research into Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related disorders, protecting seniors against financial exploitation and fraud, and investigating recent aggressive price increases for prescription drugs.” To read the full article, please click here

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