Part Two of a Four-Part Series: How budget cuts may impact local senior citizens.
Another 24 hours is lost, and Congress has yet to agree on a plan that would stop sequestration. The automated budget cuts will deliver a hit to Montgomery County programs, including those designed to assist area senior citizens. In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, House Speaker John Boehner said the cuts would be a product of Obama's "failed leadership." "Most Americans are just hearing about this Washington creation for the first time: the sequester," Boehner writes in his column. "What they might not realize from Mr. Obama's statements is that it is a product of the president's own failed leadership. There is nothing wrong with cutting spending that much -- we should be cutting even more -- but the sequester is an ugly and dangerous …
Montgomery County Aging and Adults Services will hold a Volunteer Ombudsman Information Open House, Sept. 6.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The word ombudsman may be difficult to say quickly three times, but it is music to the ears of some of Montgomery County’s most vulnerable residents – the elderly. Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services sponsors a Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program under which volunteer ombudsmen visit residents of local nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living facilities in the county and make residents aware of their rights, assist them in resolving concerns and problems and helping to ensure their quality of life and care is maximized. If you want to make a difference in the life of older Montgomery County residents join a team that truly makes a difference. Interested persons should attend a Volunteer Ombudsman Information Open House on…