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Monday, May 25, 2020

Named to adult aging committee

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News

GARY DAY

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, was recently appointed to serve as chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.

“This committee focuses on the people who fought for us, provided for us and taught us to be productive citizens,” Day said. “It’s only right that we have a committee of members focused on their well-being and challenges.

“I’m excited to lead this committee, and with the help of all of the members, we will take care of the people who took care of us.”

The Aging and Older Adult Services Committee reviews and considers legislation pertaining to policies, programs and services for senior citizens in Pennsylvania.

Legislation approved by the committee can then be considered by the full House of Representatives.

The committee also oversees existing programs, such as the PACE/PACENET prescription medication programs and others funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery.

“I intend to meet with members of the House and administration this week to determine policy direction for Pennsylvania in this important new role,” Day said.

Day previously served as chairman of the House Select Committee on School Safety.

Former Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, R-18th, resigned from the House to begin serving as a county commissioner and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-28th, appointed Day to fill the vacancy.