(St. Paul, MN 10/01/2019) –Congresswoman Betty McCollum recently made a visit to Episcopal Homes to honor the 125thanniversary of the organization’s caring for and serving senior communities in Saint Paul. Her statement of recognition was officially entered into the congressional record on September 17, 2019.
During her visit, she reflected on her own family members experience at Episcopal Homes and said, “It always feels like I’m coming home when I come here.” She reflected on Sister Annette Relf’s early vision of creating a dignified home for all stating “Let us join hands and congratulate the vision of strong women leadership that continues with strong community leadership to make sure there’s a safe place for everyone as they grow old with respect to dignity.”
She also acknowledged Ruby Hunt, former Ramsey County Commissioner and an Episcopal Homes community member, who was sitting in the audience calling her a mentor and thanking her for being present.
During her visit, McCollum also took the opportunity to talk to community members about the importance of issues like Social Security, Medicare, financial security and fraud. With scams on the rise, she emphasized the importance of being vigilant and extended an invitation for community members to contact her office with related concerns.
Representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and Senior LinkAge Line were also available to provide resources relating to living and aging well.