SHELTON – State Rep. Jason Perillo of Shelton today received a legislative achievement award as “Legislator of the Year” by LeadingAge Connecticut, an organization that advocates on behalf of senior citizens.
Rep. Perillo is the lead Republican on the legislature’s Public Health Committee, a key legislative committee that has cognizance of all programs and matters relating to the Department of Public Health, Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Department of Developmental Services. The committee also oversees all other matters relating to health, including emergency medical services, all licensing boards within the Department of Public Health, nursing homes, pure food and drugs, and controlled substances, including the treatment of substance abuse.
“I am grateful for this recognition by LeadingAge Connecticut. Their advocacy is vital for the senior citizens of Connecticut. I will continue to support their chief concerns about providing a safe, high quality of life for our state’s seniors especially as Connecticut’s population grows older. I gladly work along side them to accomplish this goal,” said Perillo.
Founded in 1961, LeadingAge Connecticut is a organization representing not-for-profit and mission driven nursing homes, residential care homes, senior housing, continuing care retirement communities, adult day centers, home care agencies and assisted living communities. LeadingAge Connecticut serves as Connecticut’s resource for advocacy, membership enhancement and promotion of public awareness on behalf of not-for-profit and mission-driven providers pursuing excellence in serving older adults.
The presentation was at the United Methodist Homes’ Shelton campus.