When I first took office, there was the belief that as people aged, they would leave the city — either seeking warmer climates or specialized senior services. That has not proven to be the case. In Attleboro, we have an ever-growing population of seniors who wish to stay in their homes, but this introduces challenges.
- Transportation and isolation becomes a challenge as seniors give up driving.
- Home repair and maintenance becomes a greater challenge as we age.
- For some, navigating a world full of technology where service providers want people to do more things online can prove prohibitive.
- Scammers are becoming increasingly ruthless in targeting our seniors.
- Health insurance and health care seems to become increasingly more complex.
These and a host of other challenges face our seniors every day.
It is for this reason that I have joined Governor Baker’s “Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts”
It is my vision for Attleboro to maintain an environment where seniors can stay home if they wish to through creating wrap-around services to support them.