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VNS Health President & CEO Dan Savitt Appointed to NYS Advisory Committee on Aging

March 20, 2023
From Winter 2023 Issue

VNS Health president and CEO Dan Savitt was named to the Stakeholder Advisory Committee to the New York State Master Plan for Aging Council. The committee, made up of 28 experts on age-friendly policies and services, is tasked with providing guidance to the council, which was recently established by Governor Kathy Hochul to create a statewide plan ensuring that older New Yorkers can live healthy, fulfilling lives while aging with dignity.

VNS Health has the largest scope of home- and community-based services and health plans of any organization represented on the committee. In their advisory role, the committee members will gather input from other experts in their respective fields and hold public listening sessions across the state, with the goal of presenting an advisory report to the state sometime in mid-2024.

“I’m honored to have the chance to assist in this ground-breaking effort,” said Savitt. “With over three million residents aged 65 or older, New York has the fourth-largest senior population of any state. The Master Plan for Aging initiative is a unique opportunity to develop a blueprint that will guarantee these seniors access to the health care and support services they need to continue living and thriving in their communities. It’s essential that we get this right, and I believe our advisory committee will be an important part of that.”