Tuesday, June 25, 2013

State lawmakers host health fair at Shelton Senior Center

State Sen. Kevin C. Kelly, right, meets last week with members of Shelton Chapter 3240 of AARP, Inc. at the Shelton Senior Health and Wellness Fair. / Contributed photo
SHELTON - State Sen. Kevin C. Kelly, R-Stratford, and state Reps. Jason Perillo, R-Shelton and Larry Miller, R-Stratford, hosted a health and wellness fair for seniors in partnership with the Shelton Senior Center June 19.

“I am proud to host this important and informative event for Shelton seniors and their families,” Kelly said.
“We must maintain health care quality and access for our seniors, and this event helps them connect with essential services that allow seniors to remain independent and in their homes. It is my hope that today’s successful event will serve as a step forward for our Shelton seniors, and I must also thank the many vendors who took part in the effort to improve their quality of life.”

State and local organizations and volunteers provided attendees with health screenings and information about programs available to seniors related to health, wellness, legal issues, financial services and more.

“Now more than ever we need to safeguard the services available to seniors, and ensure that seniors are aware of the myriad of services that exist for them to take advantage of,” Perillo said.  

“Right here in Shelton we have so many great organizations, volunteers and caregivers who are essential to improving the quality of life for our seniors and this event was a great way to introduce many of them for the first time.”

“This event was a fun way to ensure that all our local seniors have additional opportunities to see the large number of excellent resources available to them,” Miller said.
 “Seniors today have many concerns from health care to finances, and we had on hand experts in every field to answer questions and offer assistance in all of them. I am confident that those who attended took away helpful information, and maybe learned about a new policy or program that can help them.” 

To share thoughts or comments, contact Kelly at 800-842-1421 or Perillo and Miller at 800-842-1423.

State Rep. Jason Perillo speaks with seniors about the information and services available at last week's Shelton Senior Health and Wellness Fair. / Contributed photo

This post is taken from a press release.

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