Sen. Kelly Elected to the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut

January 9, 2012

State Senator Kevin Kelly of Stratford Elected to the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut

New Haven (January 3, 2012) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), recently announced that State Senator Kevin Kelly of Stratford was elected to the Board of Directors for VNA/SCC, a non-profit, community-based home health agency that provides high quality health care services in the home and communities its serves.

“We are honored that Senator Kelly is joining our Board,” Quinn said. “Our agency will benefit from Senator Kelly’s efforts to focus on issues pertaining to Connecticut’s senior citizens as well as issues pertaining to elder care law.”

Senator Kelly serves the 21st Senatorial District, which represents the towns of Monroe, Seymour, Shelton and Stratford. In addition to serving as State Senator, Kelly is owner and Partner in the law firm of Bishop, Jackson & Kelly, LLC, which has offices in Stratford, Milford, and Norwalk. Prior to running for State Senate, Kelly was Stratford’s Town Attorney from 1999 to 2005, and is currently an Assistant Town Attorney. Senator Kelly was a member of the Stratford Aging Commission and was Chairman of the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging.

Kevin earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Assumption College, and his Master’s degree from Fairfield University. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law and also studied at the Notre Dame Law School in England.

About VNA Health Systems

VNA Health Systems is comprised of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) and CareSource, Inc.

Founded in 1904, the VNA/SCC, which is the original VNA of New Haven, Milford and the Valley, is a state licensed, non-profit, community-based home health care agency. The VNA/SCC staff consists of highly skilled nurses, therapists, medical social workers and home health aides. A vital resource to the communities it serves, the VNA/SCC provides a wide range of specialized clinical services, community programs, the Nurturing Families Network and subsidized care, through United Way funding, to those who are in need. The agency employs over 230 staff members, has an average daily census of over 1,000 patients and makes over 170,000 home visits per year. The agency is the founder of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. The VNA/SCC is supported in part by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, local United Way organizations, corporate sponsors and individual donors. To learn more about the VNA/SCC visit

CareSource strives to maximize the quality of life for its clients and their caregivers in the home and health care settings. Their services include homemakers, companions and live-in aides. To learn more about CareSource visit