HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Berks/Lehigh) was appointed to continue serving as chairman of the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee after being sworn in to his seventh term representing the 187th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) has announced new federal funding made available to school districts from the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CCRSA).
BREINIGSVILLE – Continued access to personal protective equipment (PPE), threats of frivolous lawsuits and skyrocketing expenses are among the most significant concerns facing health care and social service providers as they try to find a path forward through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG – With Pennsylvania restaurant owners banding together and standing up to the governor last week after his latest restaurant restrictions continued to cripple these businesses, Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Berks/Lehigh) has introduced restaurant pandemic assistance legislation as an option to help businesses stay afloat.
HARRISBURG – Today, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee held an informational meeting which addressed long-term care facility resident safety during COVID-19.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) stood with fellow lawmakers as the House passed vital legislation aimed at reshaping law enforcement practices and strengthening police-community relations statewide. These bills were approved with bipartisan support and now head to the Senate for consideration.
WHAT: Continuing to address the coronavirus-based needs of those in Pennsylvania’s elderly population, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee is holding an informational meeting to discuss resident safety in long-term care during COVID-19.
HARRISBURG – Today, Chairman Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) led an informational meeting for the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee highlighting the gathering and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Pennsylvania long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 health crisis.
HARRISBURG – The House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, led by Chairman Gary W. Day (R-Berks/Lehigh), convened to discuss COVID-19 testing in Pennsylvania’s long-term care facilities and the steps taken thus far to deal with the high incidence of coronavirus cases.
HARRISBURG – Focused on helping protect the state’s vulnerable senior population, Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Berks/Lehigh) announced today that his House Bill 2509 received bipartisan support as it was passed by the House with a vote of (202-0). The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.
WHAT: Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Berks/Lehigh), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, along with members of the committee will hold an informational meeting to discuss COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities.
HARRISBURG – As the elderly and long-term care facilities remain among the heaviest hit communities through this pandemic, Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, and members of his committee heard testimony earlier today about the vast negative impact COVID-19 has had on statewide nursing homes and care facilities, how that has effected ombudsman program services from effectively overseeing those residing in these facilities, and talks of possible future solutions to prevent the issues currently being documented.
WHAT: Continuing to address the needs of those in Pennsylvania’s elderly population, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee is holding an informational meeting to discuss the Commonwealth’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, May 26, legislation sponsored by Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, was approved by his committee. This legislationwould establish a grant program to provide funding for long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania so they can acquire personal protective equipment to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHAT: With many of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 cases occurring in long-term-care facilities, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee will conduct a virtual informational meeting to determine who is surveying conditions at the facilities and the protocols they are using to inspect them.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Aging and Older Services Committee Chairman Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) Thursday in Harrisburg hosted an informational meeting so legislators could hear from industry experts about the unique challenges COVID-19 is placing on nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the Commonwealth.
NEW TRIPOLI – State Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) today announced Berks County Intermediate Unit will receive a state grant of more than $10,000 to help students continue to learn during the school shutdown caused by the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic.
NEW TRIPOLI – Following the recommendations of state public health officials and in compliance with Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus mitigation strategies, state Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) today announced he is postponing the meet and greet event previously scheduled for Thursday, March 26.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) convened a House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee hearing Friday in Bucks County to listen to stakeholders with an interest in a four-bill package of legislation aimed at combatting elder abuse.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) today issued the following statement after listening to the governor’s annual budget address in Harrisburg: