FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2020
RIDGEFIELD, C.T. — Aimee Berger-Girvalo, Democratic candidate for Connecticut House of Representatives in the 111th District, today released her plan to better support Connecticut’s senior population. Her plan includes senior tax relief through expanding the income-based tax credit program; increasing access to affordable, high quality healthcare and other services; reining in skyrocketing drug prices, and ensuring that seniors can age in place.
“Our seniors worked their entire lives to build our community, and we need to do more for them. As State Representative, I will ensure that seniors can age with dignity in their homes, with the healthcare and services that they need,” said Berger-Girvalo. “We need to do more so that no one has to ration their medication or choose between lifesaving treatment and putting food on the table. As we navigate our recovery from this pandemic, we must never break our promises to our seniors and retirees.”
Berger-Girvalo is calling for the following measures to support seniors:
- Expand the income-based tax credit program so more seniors can qualify.
- Ensure that critical senior health services won’t be manipulated, gouged, or restricted by implementing a single-payer healthcare.
- Rein in skyrocketing prescription drug prices, crack down on companies that price gouge, and ban the practice of delaying the introduction of less expensive, generic drugs into the market.
- Build additional senior living facilities seniors can age in place with dignity.
- Expand and fully fund critical senior services, including in-home care, transportation needs, technology assistance, and more.
Aimee Berger-Girvalo is an advocate and dedicated community volunteer who has lived in Ridgefield for 15 years. She has managed multi-million dollar corporate businesses, including working as a General Manager for Gap Inc., and currently works in special education programs as an Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist. For more than a decade, she has been the director and coach of the Ridgefield Holland Soccer program, a volunteer-run program that enables children with physical and learning differences to participate in the sport. Berger-Girvalo has raised her two children in Ridgefield, both attending public schools. Berger-Girvalo is running for State Representative in Connecticut’s 111th District and has been endorsed by CSEA/SEIU Local 2001, CT Against Gun Violence, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Congressman Jim Himes, Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, and more.