Aguilar Hosts Third Annual Senior Fair for Inland Empire Residents
On Friday, Rep. Pete Aguilar held his third annual Senior Fair at Colton High School, hosting over three hundred Inland Empire residents seeking help with Medicare, Social Security or veterans benefits, as well as information on food programs and free health screenings.
“Connecting San Bernardino County seniors with the tools they need to recover federal benefits they’ve earned or to help them access critical resources like medical screenings and food programs are important parts of my job,” said Rep. Aguilar. He added, “I’ve hosted this event for three years, and as long as local seniors ask for this forum and need assistance, I’ll keep fighting to get them the help they deserve.”
Since taking office in 2015, Rep. Aguilar has been a fierce advocate for protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare so Inland Empire seniors can retire with dignity. Rep. Aguilar staunchly opposes Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would strip tens of millions of Americans of coverage, and drive up out-of-pocket costs for seniors by as much as 25 percent. Rep. Aguilar has also supported legislation to expand Medicare benefits, improve the formula for calculating cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) that seniors rely on, and to protect seniors from identify theft. Read more about Rep. Aguilar’s commitment to San Bernardino County seniors here.
Rep. Aguilar’s staff holds monthly mobile office hours for residents who need help accessing federal agencies. The full mobile office hours schedule can be viewed here.