— President Franklin D. Roosevelt upon signing the SS Act in 1935.
- President Jimmy Carter, December 20, 1977
- President Ronald Reagan, April 20, 1983.
North Country Matters: Aging in Place - Andrea Montgomery, Director of the St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging, discusses some of the considerations needed when planning to age in place for the county’s seniors. With 22,000 seniors, aging in place is often the best solution and the only one, given the shortage of assisted living slots and nursing home beds in St. Lawrence County. But in order for that to work, seniors have to think about the physical space and layout of their existing homes, the availability of transportation and medical care, and if they will need home assistance. The Office of the Aging can help seniors not only to plan for these needs, but make recommendations on how to fill them. With the national senior population expected to double in just 13 years, preparations can not be put off! (Filmed Nov. 3, 2017)
Updated: November 12, 2017