Special to the Times-Free Press
Rep. Adrian Madaro, the lead house sponsor of the legislation to increase awareness of PACE to individuals seeking long-term services, received the MassPACE award at The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) offices for spreading PACE awareness.
The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Neighborhood PACE program is a branch of the national PACE program — a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. Neighborhood PACE is an at-home healthcare service for adults 55 and over that enables participants to stay healthy, active, and independent through integrated healthcare and various wellness programs.
The PACE Awareness bill has been passed through two committees and will be re-filed again next session. This progress is a testament to Madero’s commitment to advancing PACE awareness so local elders can get the assistance they need without compromise.
To honor his support, Mass PACE is awarding Madaro with the MassPACE Legislative Champions award. This award is in recognition of state legislators who are enthusiastic champions of PACE, and advocates for the populations the program serves.