Testimony Opposing Cut to PERS

The Alliance’s testimony to DHCFP regarding a cut to the monthly rate for PERS equipment and services.

    To utilize a Personal Emergency Response System is not a luxury; it is an absolute necessity for tens of thousands of seniors in Massachusetts, not to mention its great importance for their working or out of state children and grandchildren. Nobody can turn on the television or open a newspaper without hearing of financial difficulties, bailouts, layoffs and budget cuts, but a 33 percent cut to a service used by so many is extraordinary even by today’s standards.

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