Healthy Aging & Long-Term Care

Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos wants all Rhode Islanders to be able to age in place, with easy access to all the care and resources they need. As Lieutenant Governor, she serves as chair of Rhode Island’s Long Term Care Coordinating Committee and as a member of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Disease Research and Treatment.

Lieutenant Governor Matos has worked with Governor McKee and the General Assembly to pass a budget that provides for seniors, including ending the tax on military retirement benefits, increasing the existing tax exemption on retirement income from the first $15,000 to the first $20,000, and expanding the state’s property tax circuit breaker program for elderly and disabled residents. Lieutenant Governor Matos also advocated for protecting and expanding funding for Meals on Wheels, ensuring that residents have access to vital nutrition and important wellness checks.