The 4th annual motorcycle tour for US Senator Gary Peters heads downstate after completing his swing through the Upper Peninsula.
The Senator visited the Ishpeming Senior Citizens Center Wednesday to meet with local seniors and discuss how to best support healthy-aging initiatives on the third day of his tour.
Peters also toured renovation projects underway at the center and highlighted his efforts to help set national standards for creating age-friendly communities.
“As the number of Michiganders entering the later stages of adulthood and retirement continues to rise, we cannot afford to slowly pursue policies that provide our seniors the opportunity to continue leading healthy and independent lives,” said Senator Peters. “It was a pleasure to see firsthand how the team at the Ishpeming Senior Citizens Center works hard every day to support seniors throughout Greater Ishpeming, and I will continue working in a bipartisan manner to ensure that age-friendly communities keep expanding across Michigan.”
“Our senior citizens deserve to have access to the kinds of programs that help them find affordable housing, quality health care and engaging social environments,” said Elyse Bertucci, Center Director, Ishpeming Senior Citizens Center. “We are proud to consider Senator Peters a partner in our efforts, and we look forward to working with him on the issues that are important to promoting healthy-aging in Marquette County and throughout our state in the near future.”
Peters heads to Traverse City Thursday to go kayaking and talk about the importance of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.