Secretary of Aging to Visit

PA Sec of Aging Brian DukeTel Hai’s Life Enrichment Committee (LEC) invites the public to an informational presentation by Secretary of Aging, Brian Duke, on Friday, September 26 at 11:00am in the campus chapel located off Beaver Dam Road, east of Route 10.

Brian Duke was nominated to his current post by Governor Tom Corbett in February 2011. The Department of Aging oversees many services and benefits for older Pennsylvania and advocates for their interests at all levels of government.

In the past, Secretary Duke served as Director of the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging and prior to that he was the Executive Director of the New Jersey Foundation for Aging—a statewide public charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of older persons. Earlier he also served as a consultant with the US Administration on Aging and the AARP Foundation in the development of statewide care-giving coalitions in 12 states. He also co-chaired the Caring Community, a coalition of over 100 organizations convened by WHYY, the public broadcasting station serving the greater Philadelphia region.

Secretary Duke will provide an update on Commonwealth initiatives including the new Alzheimer’s State Plan passed by the Governor in July. He is also working with the Secretary of Public Welfare on the Long-Term Care Commission convening public meetings in order to establish work groups by year’s end. He will also provide an update on the Governor’s commitment to older adults and his focus on pension reform legislation.

Directions to Tel Hai can be found on the websitewww.telhai.org under the “Contact Us” tab. The physical address 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook can be used to locate the community’s campus using GPS.

PHOTO: Secretary of Aging, Brian Duke, will present an informational program on senior services and new initiatives on Friday, September 26 at 11:00am in the Tel Hai Chapel, located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Township. The public is invited.

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