Connecticut lost a titan of aging and health care rights this month with the passing of Edith Prague. Commissioner Prague was a long- time friend of the Center for Medicare Advocacy in her time serving as a Representative in the Connecticut House of Representatives (1982-1990), a State Senator from 1995-2013, and Connecticut Commissioner on Aging. As stated in her memorial, Ms. Prague:
represented the people in her districts with tenacity and honesty and she listened to anyone who needed to be heard or needed help in life. She fought to protect the rights of people to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect and never gave up on a cause she believed in. Edith called herself “a social worker with power.” Of all the awards Edith earned, the real rewards came from individuals who wrote, called or stopped her in public to thank her, to tell her how she had helped them in their lives. Family mattered most to Edith.
We send our best to her family and all those whose lives were touched by Commissioner Prague. We will strive to continue the work she held so dear.