Thursday, June 09, 2016

Senator Linares on Services to Seniors

Sen. Art Linares is applauding the passage of a new state law which aims to improve services to seniors across Connecticut.

Linares co-sponsored the legislation, which calls for a study of best practices concerning the delivery of health and human services to people age 60 and older by senior centers, municipal agents, and other municipal employees.

“This is common sense,” Sen. Linares said. “We should always be looking for ways to improve the quality of life for our seniors and future seniors.  What’s working the best for seniors?  Where is that initiative taking place?  Let’s then pinpoint those excellent service delivery efforts and replicate them across Connecticut.”

The study will examine:
·         the resources and training needs of senior center personnel and municipal employees to allow them to facilitate delivery of health and human services
·         the most effective means to provide such resources and training
·         current information delivery practices
·         best practices in Connecticut and other states for the delivery of such services and information
·         barriers to access to information

“I continue to do my best to help all of Connecticut’s seniors,” Sen. Linares said. “I recently voted ‘no’ on the Democrats’ state budget bill, which cuts funding for services to our most vulnerable residents. I urge taxpayers of all ages to contact me with your thoughts and ideas at 800 842-1421 or Art.Linares@cga.ct.gov.

Sen. Linares represents Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.


For more information on the new law, visit:  https://www.cga.ct.gov/2016/ACT/sa/2016SA-00007-R00HB-05291-SA.htm .

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