My office released this press release:
Following remarks by Governor Charlie Baker, Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr was recently presented with the Better Life Award at the Massachusetts Senior Care Association’s annual meeting at the DCU Center in Worcester.
The Massachusetts Senior Care Association, comprised of more than 500 nursing and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living and retirement communities, presented the award to Tarr in recognition of his ‘leadership in promoting quality long-term care services for the elderly and disabled’.
“It is vital to have outstanding care for those who can’t fully care for themselves and these providers support thousands of people hired to provide the service,” said Senator Tarr.
“Senator Tarr has long been a leader and advocate for nursing home residents and our dedicated staff. This year he helped push through a wage increase in the Governor’s budget that will put our workers on a path to earning a living wage,” said Ned Morse, President of the Massachusetts Senior Care Association whose organizations employ more than 50,000 professionals.
“His commitment to residents and nursing home staff is steadfast and appreciated. We look forward to working together with him in the future to ensure our facilities continue to deliver the highest quality of care for the state's aging population,” said Morse.
The association provides advocacy on legislative, regulatory and financing issues affecting care providers, residents, and consumers as well as education for the public and policymakers about issues relating to the care of older adults and individuals with disabilities.
“I am proud to have presented my State Senator, whom I have known for more than two decades, with this award,” said Frank Romano, President of Essex Group Management Corporation and association member. “I’ve seen first-hand his dedicated work ethic which resulted in his receiving the Better Life Award.”