Archive for Tag: senior citizens

Dancer bill package protecting vulnerable seniors from financial, physical abuse clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committee voted to release a package of bills, sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, that would create stronger laws to protect vulnerable senior citizens from financial exploitation, physical abuse and neglect. “The Covid-19 public health crisis further exposed the unfortunate vulnerabilities...

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Vaccination distribution plans should include senior communities say Shore lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Ned Thomson (R-Monmouth/Ocean) are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to ensure vaccinations can be provided in senior communities and to allocate the resources needed for such a program. “We have heard from many constituents who live in adult...

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Dancer calls on Congress to increase Social Security cost of living adjustment

TRENTON, N.J. – Citing major financial concerns for seniors during the coronavirus pandemic, Assemblyman Ron Dancer said Congress needs to pass the COVID-19 Emergency Social Security Cost of Living Increase Act of 2020. “Seniors have suffered exceedingly devastating consequences from the coronavirus,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “Not only are they...

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Dancer introduces bill expanding Earned Income Tax Credit to seniors

TRENTON, N.J. – Taxpayers older than 65 without dependents could be eligible for New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit under new legislation introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. “New Jersey seniors are working much later in life, either by choice or circumstances, and many are surviving on limited incomes. In...

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DePhillips bill to improve state emergency operations during pandemic outbreaks in long-term care system passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Asm. Christopher P. DePhillips creating a new resource center in the state health department to better prepare for and coordinate responses to public health emergencies like the Covid-19 pandemic. “The needless loss of lives in our state’s long...

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