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August 21, 2015

Aguilar Holds Constituent Fair to Assist Hundreds of Inland Empire Seniors

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) hosted his first annual Senior Fair at the Multicultural Center at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. Over three hundred seniors attended the event that hosted over forty vendors to assist residents with a variety of issues, including free health screenings, information on food programs, and help with Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits, immigration, and more. Rep. Aguilar was joined by local elected officials, including Mayor Dennis Michael and Assemblymember Marc Steinorth.

“This was about connecting seniors with the resources they need to live healthier and happier lives here in the Inland Empire. I’m grateful to our vendors who participated to make this possible and I look forward to hosting more events like this so our residents always have access to the programs and facilities they need,” said Rep. Aguilar.

Rafael Rios, a Fontana resident, was helped by Rep. Aguilar’s office earlier this year, assisting Mr. Rios in obtaining more than $30,000 in veterans benefits he was owed. Mr. Rios attended the fair this morning to thank Rep. Aguilar and staff for their help. “It’s been an excellent experience, ever since we started. I called the Representative—Mr. Aguilar—because I had some problems with my claims with the VA, and thank God everything’s been working out okay, we’re still in the process of sorting things, but so far so good. I appreciate that.”

Rep. Aguilar sat with constituents to discuss casework, which focused on Social Security, Medicare, immigration, veterans benefits, and more. He also met with vendors from different agencies, organizations and local government officials to discuss how the Inland Empire can improve resources and access to critical information for seniors. Rep. Aguilar is committed to improving and strengthening crucial programs including Social Security and Medicare so all Americans can retire with dignity. Today’s event was Rep. Aguilar’s first annual Senior Fair.


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