Colorado has one of the fastest growing senior populations in the country. Ed strongly believes we need to keep our promise to today's seniors and tomorrow's retirees to maintain Social Security. Ed supports protecting social security and Medicare and recognizes the impact these programs have on seniors. We need to update the Older Americans Act to reflect the current medical and other needs of seniors. He opposes “privatization” or private accounts for Social Security and supports adjusting the cap on payroll taxes and further investigation to identify ways to keep Social Security solvent. In order to serve the changing demographic in our district, Ed hosts Senior Resource Fairs to connect seniors, family members, and caretakers with non-profit organizations, government programs, and resources in the community.