Rhode Island Representative Raymond E. Gallison, Jr. (District 69) was honored last week at the LeadingAge RI Annual Conference and Trade Show, with the non-profit association’s “Making a Difference Award.”
Representative Gallison was honored alongside his colleague, Senator Louis P. DiPalma, with LeadingAge RI’s annual award. Both men were cited for their advocacy on behalf of seniors and care professionals in adult day, assisted living and long-term care residences.
“Representative Gallison has been a leader in the House, working on behalf of assisted living residences to correct the SSI cuts, sponsoring nursing home legislation to establish protections for our members and consumers, and, most recently, cosponsoring a bill to increase funding for adult day care and home care services,” said Director James Nyberg. “Whether it is meeting with providers and consumers, asking LeadingAge RI, or querying state officials, he has taken it upon himself to understand the issues facing seniors and to provide leadership on their behalf.”
More than 250 industry leaders attended the annual event. Topics of discussion included industry and regulatory issues, construction trends, medical ethics and best practices.
LeadingAge RI (formerly known as RIAFSA) was founded in 1989 and represents the continuum of long- term care providers in Rhode Island, including not-for-profit nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior housing providers, as well as adult day health centers. The mission of the association is to advance excellence in the field by fostering innovation, collaboration, and ethical leadership; advocating for sound public policy; providing education, collaboration, and professional development; valuing older people and their right to make choices; and promoting a continuum of services.