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Misericordia hosts meeting for Joint State Government Commission
01-10-14

The meeting was held on campus Jan. 9.
The meeting was held on campus Jan. 9.

Members of the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Long-Term Care Services and Supports met recently at Misericordia University. The informational meeting at Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall was hosted by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) and Misericordia University President Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D.

House Resolution 255 called upon the Joint State Government Commission to study issues relating to the Commonwealth’s delivery system of long-term care services and supports for both independent and care-dependent older adults. When the study is complete, the commission will report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly. The intent of the study is to determine how state policymakers can best address the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s growing population of senior citizens. The meeting at Misericordia University is part of a larger series of discussions held across the state.
 
“It was an honor to host the Joint State Government Commission in my legislative district,” Rep. Boback said. “The information derived from this session will have a positive impact on long-term care services for the elderly, not only in my district, but throughout the state.”
 
For more legislative news, go to www.RepBoback.com.
 
For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 degree programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2014 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.
 
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The Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Long-Term Care Services and Supports recently held a meeting at Misericordia University. Some of the participants, first row from left, included Rep. Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/ Mercer/Lawrence), Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming), Rep. Pamela DeLissio (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia); second row, Misericordia University President Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D.; Dr. Brenda Hage, professor of nursing, Misericordia University; Sam Greenberg, Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, Pa.; Crystal Lowe, executive director, Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging; Mary Erwine, owner, Erwine’s Home Health Care, Kingston, Pa., and Ted Herman, public policy analyst, Joint State Government Commission.