FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11 August 2023
Contact: Kevin McGuire, 202-538-2386 (mobile)
CARSON, CA– Today, Representative Nanette Barragán (CA-44) hosted her 6th Annual Free Senior Briefing and Luncheon at the Carson Community Center, joined by special guest, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-30). This annual event is a thirty-year tradition in California’s 44th District. The event brings together health care providers, services and resources for older Americans all over Southeast Los Angeles and the Harbor Area.
“I look forward to this event every year, it is our largest resource fair to connect older Americans to healthcare and important screenings that saves lives, “ said Rep. Barragán. “This year, we had our largest turnout ever. Over 60 vendors offered services in healthcare, public transportation, Veteran’s Affairs, Social Security, and more. It is also an opportunity to highlight how House Democrats and President Biden have delivered for older Americans with lower out-of-pocket Medicare deductibles that start in 2024, lower prescription drug costs and insulin, and lower energy bills from the Inflation Reduction Act, to new benefits for Veterans from the Pact Act to get the care they deserve after exposure to toxic burn pits.
This year we had our first ever special guest. Over 1000 participants enthusiastically welcomed my colleague, Representative Adam Schiff, to our senior fair and the 44th district. I thank him for being a great partner in our work to improve the quality of life for all Californians. And a big thank you to all of our vendors who come out every year to help our older Americans, and the volunteers who make this event possible. This event is always a great reminder of the importance of health screenings, the need to provide access to care to all Americans and to be in the community to hear from older Americans to ensure we advocate and advance policies that will improve their quality of life.”
“It was great to join Congresswoman Barragán at her annual Senior Fair and speak with hundreds of seniors about the challenges they face and how we are fighting for them,” said Representative Schiff. “California seniors deserve to retire with security and dignity, and Congresswoman Barragán and I are working hard in the U.S. House to protect and expand Social Security and Medicare and address the rising costs of living — including housing and prescription drugs.”