‘Independence is almost a God-given right.’ Will lawmakers protect it in the budget?

June 5, 2023

Andrew Strelczyk lost his vision and both legs before he was 60, in a string of accidents that could befall anyone. Now 70, he’s eligible for a nursing home but is determined to continue living in his Nashua apartment, listening to classical music, enjoying time with his 81-year-old fiancé, and doing what he wants to do, when he wants to do it. Some independence, Strelczyk said, is “almost a God-given right.” But it’s not guaranteed. Lawmakers will decide this month when they vote on the state budget whether Strelczyk and hundreds of others like him in New Hampshire will continue to have that choice. Read the full article.