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Bipartisan Group that Advocates for Seniors to Continue in New Maine Legislature

AUGUSTA, Maine - Leaders of the bipartisan aging caucus in the Maine Legislature say they plan to recruit new members and advocate for programs that help seniors. 

Incoming House Majority Leader Erin Herbig, a Democrat from Belfast, co-chairs the caucus and says it has worked.

“A lot of us hear from our constituents that they don’t see a lot of bipartisan work," Herbig says. "They don’t see a lot of people rolling up their sleeves and really getting down to business on issues like Maine seniors.”

Caucus co-chair Sen. Amy Volk, a Republican from Scarborough, says small investments in keeping seniors in their homes, such as a wheel chair ramp, can save the state a lot of money in the long run. "That is going to be a lot less expensive than having the senior hospitalized or in a nursing home the rest of their life.”