The Villages – On Monday, several statewide elected officials such as Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R-FL) led a special meeting about protecting aging seniors and their needs concerning their peace of mind both physically and fiscally.
The Villages, which resides in three counties (Lake, Sumter, and Marion), is home to the oldest senior population in the United States with a median age of 67.5, according to Coventry Direct.
This U.S. Senate Special Committee meeting, known as “Issues Facing Seniors: Retirement Security, Healthcare & Fiscal Health” also included those from the Association of Mature American Citizens, The Heritage Foundation, the Foundation of Government Accountability, and The Florida State University.
During the recent midterm election, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) won the three aforementioned counties by an average of 40 points. During the primary season, Gen. Michael Flynn and longtime political giant Roger Stone stumped for Laura Loomer (R) in her unsuccessful run to defeat Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL).
At this point, the Villages are used to having major political figures stop by and visit the area.
“Today, I was proud to be in the Villages, America’s largest senior community, to hold a hearing and hear from our experts about how America’s raging inflation crisis is hurting seniors on fixed incomes and eroding their retirement accounts. For too long, Washington has mismanaged Medicare and Social Security, leading these critical programs to the brink of bankruptcy, and now reckless federal spending is adding insult to injury with skyrocketing prices,” said Sen. Scott.
With Attorney General Moody being a part of the hearing as well, she focused on how her office can protect seniors from scams and working within the legislative process to do so.
“This was a productive hearing about senior scams and how we can work together as a state to better protect the nearly five million seniors who call Florida home. As Attorney General, I will always do everything within the power of my office to protect seniors—including working with Florida’s great Congressional leaders,” said AG Moody.
Should Sen. Rick Scott make a run at the Presidency in 2024 or 2028, perhaps an appeal to the senior community is in order.