Escondido, CA
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Helping our seniors



According to the US Census Bureau, by 2030, one in five Americans is pro­jected to be 65 and over. Since seniors make up such a large segment of Dis­trict

75, my office is continuously in­volved in reaching out to the senior community to provide valuable infor­mation and hands-on assistance.

We share valuable resources on Se­nior Safety tips and how to avoid crimi­nal scams, financial abuse, and disaster preparedness. We’ve helped numerous seniors who don’t have computers get access to the documents and tools they need where state agencies are involved: i.e. the DMV, Medi Cal, Franchise Tax Board, etc. Our office can also be a helpful liaison on Federal issues, in­cluding Medicare, Social Security and Veterans Affairs as well.

This assistance can also take the form of legislation. This session I introduced a bill to create a San Diego pilot pro­gram for counseling services for elder or dependent victims of financial abuse funded through the Victim’s Crime Fund. That bill is currently in the Sen­ate Appropriations committee.

Specifically, throughout our district, we have participated in an ongoing se­ries of meetings involving the Senior Disaster Resource Alliance, the 2016 Fallbrook Health and Wellness Fair, attended and provided resources and phone support to the 2016 Aging Sum­mit, the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego in conjunction w/the Founda­tion for Senior Care, the grand opening of the Foundation for Senior Wellbe­ing, held district meetings with SCAN Healthcare and the Alzheimer’s Asso­ciation, and much more.

We are here to help, and take great pleasure in doing so. Please don’t hesi­tate to call my District office at 760- 480-7570 or log onto my website at

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