Shelton Legislators, Senior Center Host Senior Health & Wellness Fair

June 13, 2012
State Senator Kevin Kelly, left, speaks with vendors at the senior health and wellness fair in Shelton on May 30th.

State Senator Kevin Kelly, left, speaks with vendors at the senior health and wellness fair in Shelton on May 30th.

Shelton – State Senator Kevin C. Kelly (R-21) and State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113) and Lawrence Miller (R-122) hosted a health and wellness fair for seniors in partnership with the Shelton Senior Center on Wednesday, May 30th.

“During these tough times, we must ensure that seniors have access to all the information and care that they need and deserve to enable aging in place,” said Senator Kevin Kelly. “In the past year, I strongly advocated on behalf of our seniors. These essential services help improve the quality of life for seniors by enhancing independence, control and dignity.”

State Senator Kevin Kelly, right, and State Representatives Jason Perillo, center, and Larry Miller, left, speak with attendees at a senior health and wellness fair in Shelton on May 30th.

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.

“This wellness fair is a great event that showcases all the services available to seniors in our area,” said Rep. Miller.

“The health and wellness fair provided detailed information from across the health care field to seniors who attended the event. I want to thank everyone involved for making this a worthwhile experience for the seniors in Shelton,” said Rep. Perillo.

This senior fair was hosted in observance of “Older Americans Month” which encourages older Americans to stay engaged, active and involved in their own lives and their communities. To learn more, please visit the U.S. Administration on Aging website at www.olderamericansmonth.aoa.gov.

“I would also thank the local organizations and volunteers who made the event a success,” continued Senator Kelly.

If you could not attend and would like to share your thoughts or comments, please contact Senator Kelly at 800-842-1421 or Representatives Perillo and Miller at 800-842-1423.