Sen. Vitelli to co-chair Legislative Caucus on Aging
AUGUSTA — Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, will serve as a co-chair of the Maine Legislature’s Caucus on Aging for the 130th Legislature. The Caucus on Aging helps state lawmakers and advocates learn and share information about initiatives that support healthy aging and older Mainers.
“Maine has the oldest population in the country, which provides us with both obstacles and opportunities to help,” said Sen. Vitelli. “I’m honored to serve as co-chair of the Caucus on Aging. Even before our current public health and economic crisis, older Mainers faced challenges around access to health care, increasing property taxes, transportation, and staying connected with their community. These challenges have only increased. There’s much more work ahead of us, and I’m eager to collaborate with my fellow co-chairs and other caucus members.”
Other Caucus on Aging co-chairs are Sen. Marianne Moore, R-Calais; Rep. Jessica Fay, D-Raymond; and Rep. Will Tuell, R-East Machias.
To maintain CDC-recommended social distancing, caucus meetings will be virtual for the time being. The first caucus meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. – noon, Monday, Dec. 14. The presenter will be Patricia D’Antonio of the Gerontological Society of America, who will share research and offer practical tools to help navigate the overt and implicit ageism that’s come to light in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.