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By involving seniors in the discussions that will impact their way of life, our community can enable our senior citizens to protect the lifestyle that they deserve and access to the care they need.

Budget cuts over the past few years have had a negative impact on the livelihood of seniors. The most critical has been the elimination of the Illinois Cares Rx Program. I will continue to work on ways to reduce the burden of cuts on our elderly population.

The number of senior care facilities in the 14th District places us in the top five districts in the state as far as number of facilities.  By working with various state agencies and advancing legislation, we can work together to make sure that seniors in the 14th District are given the services they deserve and have an advocate in Springfield.