The North Country is home to one of the largest constituencies of older Americans, and their valuable contributions are part of the fabric of our communities. Congresswoman Stefanik is committed to delivering resources to protect our seniors, including protecting and preserving Medicare and Social Security.

Congresswoman Stefanik successfully led the reauthorization of the bipartisan Older Americans Act, legislation that improves services for aging Americans so they can remain in their communities with the support of their families. This legislation included the Supporting Family Caregivers Act, which encourages a tailored approach to addressing the needs of family caregivers and allows services to ensure the best possible health outcomes, and the Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Act to provide protections for individuals under the age of 60 who are diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Protecting Social Security, Medicare, Critical Resources

Congresswoman Stefanik has delivered millions of dollars of Social Security and Medicare benefits to North Country seniors. She has a strong record of protecting these critical programs for seniors now and in the future. She has worked to expand access to rural healthcare and at home care for our seniors and support for caregivers. Additionally, Congresswoman Stefanik has delivered significant funding for programs like Meals on Wheels that provide critical services and support for North Country seniors.

Prioritizing Seniors During COVID, Holding Governor Cuomo Accountable

Congresswoman Stefanik has delivered billions of dollars in COVID-19 federal relief to the North Country and has ensured seniors and the most vulnerable North Country residents are protected. She has advocated against Governor Cuomo’s dangerous policies, including his vicious attempt to unlawfully take ventilators the North Country and his fatal nursing home executive order that tragically led to the loss of over 15,000 vulnerable New Yorkers. She will continue to be an outspoken critic of Governor Cuomo for putting New Yorkers at risk and will not stop fighting until he is held accountable and New Yorkers receive the truth and justice they deserve.

Congresswoman Stefanik is a member of the Assisting Caregivers Today Caucus.