Congressman John Delaney

Representing the 6th District of Maryland
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Delaney Holds Seniors Workshop in Gaithersburg

Feb 21, 2017
Press Release
Over 300 attend workshop featuring Social Security, state and local organizations

GAITHERSBURG – Over 300 Marylanders attended a Seniors Workshop hosted by Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) today in Gaithersburg. The Workshop featured federal, state and local agencies and organizations that serve seniors, including Social Security, the Maryland State Health Insurance Program, the Montgomery County Office of Aging and Disability Services and AARP. The event was the 25th constituent services workshop Congressman Delaney has held since 2015 and gave local seniors an opportunity to speak directly with Delaney and with representatives from agencies and organizations.

“Seniors deserve to retire with economic security, health care benefits they can depend on and opportunities to thrive,” said Congressman Delaney. “This workshop was designed to bring resources and organizations together under one roof, giving local seniors an opportunity to learn more about programs that are available and to get answers from key agencies like Social Security. It’s also an important opportunity for me to speak with constituents directly, get their feedback and connect them with our caseworkers who can help with benefits. The huge turnout at today’s event underlines that there is a lot of concern locally with potential policy changes that the new Administration might pursue. I am opposed to radical plans to cut Social Security, voucherize Medicare and repeal the Affordable Care Act and as these issues are debated in Congress, I will continue to make sure that the voices of Maryland Seniors are heard.”    

Next week Congressman Delaney will hold an Opioid Addiction Workshop in Hagerstown.

Participating organizations included:

  • Social Security Administration
  • Maryland State Health Insurance Program (MD SHIP)
  • Maryland Insurance Administration
  • Montgomery County Department of HHS
  • Montgomery County Office of Aging and Disability Services
  • Montgomery County Department of Recreation
  • Montgomery County Department of Transportation
  • Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission
  • Montgomery College
  • AARP
  • Mercy Health Clinic
  • Maryland Legal Aid
  • Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington
  • National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
  • Grass Roots Organization for the Well-Being of Seniors (GROWS)

 

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