Our senior community currently represents 22% of the state’s total population and that percentage is growing. As more seniors enjoy retirement and look to downsize, we must continually ensure that we are providing them with access to affordable housing, steady retirement incomes, quality community services, and timely health care. As state Senator, I will work hard to ensure that safe and affordable housing options exist for our seniors, and that senior benefits such as Medicare and Social Security are protected and expanded. I will also focus on policy initiatives that seek to establish greater economic security for our seniors and their families.