We are proud of Edith Stephenson, our colleague in Missouri who advocates for the rights of the elderly and disabled.
Preventing hospitalization, death from COVID-19
Those of us who are elderly and/or disabled are at increased risk for COVID-19, especially those who live in public and subsidized multifamily housing, do now seek effective public health measures.
We must speak out at this time of the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic out of concern for the well-being of tenants of public and subsidized housing for elderly and disabled residents.
June 15, 2020
To the Honorable Chairs and Members of the Joint Committee on Public Health
S2753 An Act to Ensure the Collection of COVID-19 Data
We seek your advice and your assistance for our people, the 92,000 residents of the Commonwealth who live in public and subsidized housing for elderly and disabled persons.
We are looking for people with experience who can share their ideas and skills in order to develop solutions to the problems arising from social distancing, specially for elderly and disabled in public or subsidized housing communities.
The Commission on Bullying of elderly and disabled persons in multifamily public and subsidized housing will hold "listening sessions" in the framework of hearings for the Olmstead plan in Boston on Monday, June 26 and in Springfield on Wednesday, June 28.
- Testimony and comments wanted on Olmstead plan, bullying
- Advise study of bullying
- New elder abuse phone reporting system