Sen. Kevin Kelly Featured Speaker at the Better Health Conference

June 6, 2016

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Mashantucket – State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-21) was a featured speaker at the Better Health Conference hosted by CT Partners for Health at Foxwoods Casino on Friday, June 3.

The Better Health Conference focuses on advancing the movement towards a more engaged consumer of healthcare. Attendees heard from local and national healthcare experts including Sen. Kelly, who gave a presentation on how to plan for aging.

Sen. Kelly, ranking member of the state’s Insurance and Aging committees, covered topics including aging statistics and demographics, trends in health care, paying for long term care, planning techniques, and public programs that pay for long term care.

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“Connecticut is seeing a rapid growth in the number of persons over age 65 as baby boomers in our state age. As a result there is upward pressure on health care costs and a need for our state to develop strong aging-in-place initiatives. Approximately 70 percent of the population over age 65 will need in-home care. The state can and should do more to support home care programs and caregivers. It’s one of the many issues I continuously work on at the state Capitol,” said Sen. Kelly.

For those who did not attend and have questions for Sen. Kelly about aging issues, please contact his office at 860-240-8800 or email [email protected]. Sen. Kelly is also accessible on Facebook.com/senatorkevinkelly and Twitter @21KevinKelly. Sen. Kelly represents the towns of Stratford, Shelton, Seymour, and Monroe.