Senator Markley Named “Champion for Elder Care” by CAHCF

September 22, 2015

Hartford – On September 16th,, The Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities (CAHCF) honored state Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) with their “Champion of Elder Care” award for his work on behalf of the elderly and their caregivers in the 2015 legislative session.

(left to right) Chris Wright, CAHCF Immediate Past President; Matthew V. Barrett, CAHCF Executive Vice President; and State Senator Joe Markley.

Senator Markley is the ranking Republican on the legislature’s Human Services and Public Health committees.

“I am humbled by this recognition,” said Senator Markley. “Ever since my first term in the 80’s elder care has been a particular interest of mine. We have a responsibility to make sure seniors get the care they need to stay near the ones they love. Effective healthcare is probably the biggest part of that equation.”

As chairman of the Human Services committee, Senator Markley crafted and sponsored the original state home care program for seniors in 1985, which has helped tens of thousands of elderly citizens remain in their homes while saving the state hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

In a statement the CAHCF added, “Senator Markley is a strong advocate for our residents at the State Capitol and served as Ranking Member of the Human Services Committee… We are indeed fortunate to have State Senator Markley as a Champion for Elder Care.”