HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the recent re-organizational meeting of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD), Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne was appointed to serve as a Regional Representative for NASUAD's Region III, which consists of West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.
"Although Pennsylvania is not alone in its need to respond to a growing elderly population, the Commonwealth's current efforts to better the lives of seniors will greatly enhance my contributions to the NASUAD," commented Secretary Osborne upon acceptance of her appointment. "My department and the Wolf administration are working to engage in health innovation planning and to better serve our people by planning for and implementing reforms to improve and integrate our long-term services and supports system. I have long admired the work conducted by NASUAD and am privileged to work with leaders from throughout the country who are committed to advocacy, while advancing state systems and national policies that support services for older adults and persons with disabilities."
The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) represents the nation's 56 designated state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities. For 50 years, NASUAD's principle mission has been to design, improve, and sustain state systems delivering home and community based services and supports for older adults and persons with disabilities, and their caregivers. The NASUAD Board of Directors consists of an overseeing board of five Executive Officers and ten Regional Representatives, who serve to represent the views of the states in their regions and to keep the general membership informed of NASUAD activities.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Aging