LCAO Call to Action for its member organizations urging the U.S. Senate to pass additional legislation to support older adults during this COVID-19 pandemic.
LCAO sent a Statement of Record to the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging to highlight the importance of addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness during COVID-19. Social isolation and loneliness are serious health risks that become more problematic with increasing age.
LCAO called upon the federal government to mobilize quickly to lead the nation through this pandemic. The Administration’s COVID-19 Task Force actions, the Families First legislation, and the CARES Act have been an important start; yet, an even more robust federal response is needed, quickly, to protect the health and well-being of older adults, family caregivers, direct care workers, and the professional health and social services workforce. Without immediate federal action, state and local programs and services will have difficulty meeting the needs of older adults all across the country.
LCAO statement on revised Senate ACA repeal legislation (July 27, 2017)