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September 13, 2022

Trone Hosts Seniors Workshop in Frederick with More Than 300 Attendees and 25 Organizations


September 13, 2022

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, 

Trone Hosts Seniors Workshop in Frederick with More Than 300 Attendees and 25 Organizations

Rep. Trone speaks to over 300 seniors at the YMCA in Frederick County, alongside Rep. Larson (CT-01), A. Bernice Hutchinson, and Richard Fiesta

FREDERICK, MD — On Monday, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a workshop focused on issues facing the senior community alongside Congressman John Larson (CT-01), Chair of the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee. Over 300 people and 25 organizations were in attendance at the event hosted at the YMCA of Frederick County.

The workshop featured remarks by Congressmen Trone and Larson, followed by a panel discussion with A. Bernice Hutchinson, Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging, and Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans. The panel of experts discussed Social Security expansion and protection, Medicaid and Medicare, lower prescription drug costs, and fielded questions from the audience. After the panel, attendees were encouraged to walk around to tables and engage with organizations that focus on issues in the senior community.

“Every older American deserves the right to retire with dignity and receive high-quality, affordable health care, which is why strengthening Social Security and Medicare is a top priority of mine in Congress,” said Congressman David Trone. “We’ve made significant progress with the Inflation Reduction Act, which caps out of pocket costs for Medicare Part D — including limiting the price of insulin to $35 —and allows Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. But we can’t stop there. As your Congressman, I am committed to protecting services for and delivering resources to those who need them most.”

“Social Security touches every single American. Seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and surviving spouses and children all rely on Social Security to put food on the table, pay their bills, and buy their basic necessities, and millions of others depend on the program for their retirement. Now, more than ever, it is imperative we take action in Congress to protect and enhance benefits to meet the needs of beneficiaries. It was an honor to join Rep. Trone today to discuss Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust and the impact this bill would have on Maryland families,” said Rep. John B. Larson.

This is Trone’s third workshop that focused on seniors, with prior events in Washington and Montgomery Counties.

In addition to the panel discussion, there were 25 organizations in attendance that provide services and support to seniors. The organizations included: Advocates for the Aging of Frederick County; Alzheimer’s Association, Frederick, MD; American Diversity Group; Asian American Center of Frederick (AACF); Continuum Community Health; Frederick County Health Department Behavioral Health Services; Frederick County Senior Services Division; Frederick Health; The Freedom Center; Global Necessity; Health Care For All; HealthWell Foundation; Humana; Maryland Insurance Administration; Maryland Legal Aid; Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration; MDOT MVA Highway Safety Office; Mental Health Association of Frederick County; National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE); Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI); Seniors Helper; U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration; Worldshine; and U.S  Department of Veteran Affairs, Baltimore Regional Office.

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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