Sinema, AARP Hold Tele-Town Hall on Coronavirus for Arizona Seniors

Apr 9, 2020

Over 10,000 Arizona seniors joined Sinema’s tele-town hall to discuss the coronavirus outbreak and their concerns  

PHOENIX – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema joined AARP and public health officials to hold a tele-town hall on the coronavirus outbreak for Arizona seniors. Sinema and health leaders discussed Arizona’s coronavirus outbreak, what the months ahead will look like, how seniors can stay healthy during this uncertain time, and the importance of being on the lookout for scams. 
“Our tele-town hall allowed us to hear directly from Arizona’s seniors, answer their questions about the coronavirus outbreak, share tips on guarding against dangerous scams, and ensure seniors have access to the care and support needed during this public health crisis,” said Sinema.
During today’s tele-town hall, Sinema answered questions from Arizona seniors on the coronavirus outbreak. Sinema discussed coronavirus-scams, the importance of social distancing, coronavirus relief efforts, and how seniors can access help if they are in need. In an effort to raise awareness, Sinema recently partnered with the Arizona Attorney General to alert Arizona seniors of COVID-19 related scams and provide seniors with helpful resources in case they are victims of bad actors. Sinema also urged the Federal Trade Commission to protect Arizona seniors from COVID-19 related scams
Sinema also recently wrote the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging them to allow Arizona seniors to receive certain Medicare Part B injections and infusions at home instead of a doctor’s office to protect them during the coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, Sinema recently cosponsored legislation backed by the Arizona Area Agencies on Aging and patient advocacy organizations that makes coronavirus treatments and care more affordable and increases Arizona seniors’ access to home-delivered meals.