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Sen. Warner visits

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, above center, was in Gloucester Monday to visit Bay Aging’s Daffodil Gardens II, a low-income housing tax credit property. It was one of several visits he made during a whirlwind two-day tour of the region that also included stops on the Northern Neck, Southside and the Richmond area. In a roundtable discussion at Daffodil Gardens, Warner heard from Bay Aging Director Kathy Vesley-Massey, at left, about the growing aging population in the agency’s 10-county coverage area, the role the agency plays as a central hub that coordinates Medicaid services with health plans and community-based organizations, and the growth in Bay Aging’s budget that has occurred not from increased federal or state funding but because of its business model. Warner was introduced by his old friend and colleague, Jimmie Carter, at right, chairman of Bay Aging’s board of directors. Warner also spoke with the Rev. Maria Harris, below, a board member who discussed the challenges that disabled...

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