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The Issues - Seniors

Paula believes that every Californian should have the resources necessary to age with dignity. In the State Senate, Paula will continue to be a fervent advocate for California’s seniors. She supports pension security for California’s seniors and will oppose any efforts to move people with guaranteed pensions into 401(k) plans. Paula will fight to increase funding for home repairs in California’s Housing and Disability Advocacy Program and Community-Based Adult Services program so that seniors can age safely in their homes. She will also advocate for increasing the base grant for seniors in the Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment. 


As Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services, Paula oversaw the launch of many efforts to support seniors during COVID-19. This included the great Plates Delivered program, which provided more than 37 million meals to home-bound seniors in 40 cities while helping to keep restaurants across the state open.