On Monday, August 24th, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined the Seniors’ Resource Center (SRC) in celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Social Security and the 50th Anniversary of Medicare. Sponsored by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, these anniversaries commemorate decades of seniors and families having the ability to see a doctor, fill a prescription and stay out of poverty.
Henry Barlow from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and Wheat Ridge City Councilman William (Bud) Starker joined SRC President John Zabawa and Rep. Perlmutter at the cake cutting ceremony and reception.
Both Social Security and Medicare significantly help prevent poverty and promote greater access to health care for people 65 years of age or older and individuals with disabilities. “As part of these important milestones for Social Security and Medicare, it’s important to reflect on the significant impact these programs have had on millions of Americans,” said Congressman Perlmutter. He added, “In the 7th Congressional district today, more than 200,000 Coloradans get access to health coverage through Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, Social Security is a vital program for our nation’s aging baby boomers and for generations to come.”
SRC was honored to host this event and promote awareness of the importance of these programs that give so many individuals in our community the ability to live healthy and dignified lives as they age.
About the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) is the nation’s leading advocacy group that fights to protect Social Security and Medicare. Founded in 1982 by former Congressman James Roosevelt, son of President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt; NCPSSM is a nonpartisan organization representing the views of millions of members and supporters nationwide. The mission of the NCPSSM is to protect, preserve, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and the well-being of current and future generations of Americans. www.ncpssm.org