Kelly receives honors from AARP

State Sen. Kevin C. Kelly (R-21) was  presented with the 2012 Legislative Achievement Award from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) at the organization’s Volunteer & Partner Recognition Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 16.

“I am honored to receive this award from the AARP,” Sen. Kelly said. “Connecticut families deserve to have every option available for community-based care, and I look forward to working tirelessly on this issue to make sure that our state continues to improve these services.”

Sen. Kelly was honored with the award for championing a balanced long-term care system that honors individual dignity and choice.

“We commend you for protecting and improving home and community-based services and caregiver supports,” Connecticut AARP officials wrote to Senator Kelly on Oct. 9. “These programs provide residents options to live independently in the community. AARP also commends your commitment to legal and system supports for family caregivers.”

“As a member of the legislature’s Aging in Place Task Force, I look forward to working together on recommendations to put a plan in place to benefit both seniors and their families,” Sen. Kelly said.

The event was held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The AARP has nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut. For more information, please visit their website at

Senator Kelly serves as Ranking Member of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Aging Committee and Insurance Committee. He represents the 21st Senate District, including the towns of Monroe, Seymour, Shelton and Stratford.