California Healthline: Lawmaker Pushes for Restoration of State Funds for Senior Services

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by David Gorn

Assembly member V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) last week said it’s imperative to restore $25 million in funding for senior services cut from previous budgets, particularly from the 2011-12 budget. He wants an Assembly budget subcommittee to put that money back.

“Over the last 10 years, state funding for senior programs within the Older Californians Act has been slashed to the bone,” Pérez said.

That includes elimination or reduction of a long list of senior services, he said, including Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Centers, Senior Companion, Linkages, Respite Care, Brown Bag, Caregiver Resource Centers and the Long-term Care Ombudsman program.

Continue reading here: http://www.californiahealthline.org/capitol-desk/2014/3/lawmaker-pushes-for-restoration-of-state-fund-for-senior-services

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