Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

Your Independent Voice

April 5, 2024
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 Sen. Lesser Welcomes Additional Funding for Elderly Nutrition Programs

Today, State Senator Matt Lesser, Senate Chair of the Human Services Committee, welcomed news that the Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services will provide an additional $500,000 to the Community Renewal Team, delaying planned cuts to elderly nutrition services. Due to a shortfall in funding, the service which provides congregate and home delivered “Meals on Wheels” to elderly residents in the greater Hartford area was looking at a reduction in meal options. Meals on Wheels was facing a reduction of 2 meals a day to 1, and congregate meals would only be offered 2 or 3 days a week, as opposed to 5 or 4 days. This funding is set to last through July 1.

“As Chair of the Elderly Nutrition Task Force, this is welcome news that the State is able to provide funding to stave off the proposed cuts in the Hartford region,” said State Senator Matt Lesser. “I know these services are a lifeline for many elderly constituents, and I have been calling for additional state support for these essential benefits. While funding pressure will still remain, this funding is welcome relief for many in our district.”

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