Fulfilling Our Promise to Maryland's Seniors
Our seniors have dedicated their lives to building stronger communities all across Maryland. As they live longer and healthier than ever before, it is our responsibility to help make their retirement years truly golden.
By making retirement savings accessible for all, becoming a leader in Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment, prioritizing geriatric mental health outreach, preventing elder abuse, and ensuring respect for seniors’ medical decisions, we can live up to this essential promise.
Provide a Secure Retirement for All Marylanders
After working for their entire lives, Marylanders deserve a secure and dignified retirement. Under our current system, too many workers face an uncertain future. By establishing a state-run savings option, we can make it easier and more affordable for Marylanders to save for a secure retirement.
Prioritize Alzheimer's Care and Geriatric Mental Health
Seniors can face devastating neurological and mental health conditions. We have to provide better resources and treatments for our parents and grandparents who suffer from these disorders and diseases. By making Alzheimer’s research and geriatric mental health care bigger priorities, we can provide an improved quality of life for our seniors.
Prevent Abuse of Our Seniors
Maryland’s seniors have spent their lives taking care of the rest of us— and they deserve the same care and devotion as they enter their elderly years. But far too many Maryland seniors face abuse and neglect. By creating an adult abuse registry, we can cut down on repeat offenders and help protect seniors from harm.
Ensure Respect for Seniors' Medical Decisions
Seniors know best how to live their own lives. When it comes to medical decisions, they should be provided with all the medical options available to them, be allowed to choose whatever they believe is in their best interests, and have those choices respected by medical personnel.