BOSTON – At its annual meeting held on Dec. 6, 2023, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA) honored several individuals for their advocacy of elder services and their commitment to raising awareness of legal issues affecting seniors.
State Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow) was named the legislator of the year for her support of MassNAELA and her advocacy of the undue hardship, pooled trust and long-term care reform bills.
“Throughout my time in the Legislature, including my service as co-chair of the Elder Caucus, I’ve seen many examples of how legislation can help seniors, people with special needs, and their families,” said Hogan.
She noted that she filed a bill to preserve special needs trusts for disabled seniors.
“Assistance from pooled trusts can help folks with disabilities maintain dignity and quality of life when confined to a nursing home or receiving home care. I continue to work with House Leadership to ensure that this legislation continues its path forward and a permanent solution is secured,” said Hogan.