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Published July 12, 2010, 05:50 PM

Franken Wants Input From Senior Citizens

Senator Al Franken wants to hear from senior citizens in Minnesota.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

Senator Al Franken wants to hear from senior citizens in Minnesota.

He sent some of his staff around the state today, including East Grand Forks, hoping to address the challenges that come with aging.

With millions of baby boomers set to retire next year, Franken's goal is to get input about the issues people face in their retirement years.

It is part of re-authorizing the Older Americans Act, which funds many local services used by seniors.

Franken's staff led a discussion at the Good Samaritan Heritage Grove in East Grand Forks.

The discussion ranged from transportation, to social security to nutrition. Attendees voiced their opinions about what is working and what is not.

" He asked us to come out and listen to their challenges and see how we can meet their specialized needs," said staff member Charlie Poster, who led the discussion.

Franken's staff also made a stop in Moorhead today, and tomorrow they will be traveling to Roseau and Warroad.

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