DeLissio to host 56th Town Hall meeting in May, feature Pa. Aging Secretary Osborne

PHILADELPHIA, April 21 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her next town hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 in Cathedral Village’s Cathedral Hall Auditorium, 600 E. Cathedral Road.

She will be joined by Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne to discuss programs and services the state provides, and policy being developed and reviewed to enhance the lives of our older citizens.

“If you could benefit from learning more about programs and issues pertaining to older adults, you want to attend this opportunity to hear from Secretary Osborne,” DeLissio said. “Issues affecting older adults, in particular the age group of 75 and over, are an important topic to me given my extensive background in long-term care, and I’m looking forward to this discussion.

“As a five-year member of the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, I am aware that navigating the system is not always consumer friendly and that many of our programs and services operate in silos. It has always been my goal to ensure that the continuum of services is as seamless as possible and easier to navigate.”  

Topics to be discussed include: elder abuse and the Older Adult Protective Services Act, affordable prescription medications under Pennsylvania's PACE/PACENET Program, and the need for home- and community-based services, in addition to facility-based services and innovative ideas such as the “village” concept.

“I encourage constituents of all ages from throughout the district to attend and to bring your questions and concerns about how we can better serve our seniors,” DeLissio said.