Senator Shirley K. Turner, D-Mercer and Hunterdon, speaks with her district-mate, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, before the start of a Senate Session.

20 Sep: Turner Bill Establishing Pilot Program To Allow Seniors To Age In Place Ok’d By Senate Committee

TRENTON – Legislation Senator Shirley K. Turner sponsored to create a pilot program in Mercer County to help seniors receive essential care and programs in their current neighborhood was today released by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

Called “naturally occurring retirement communities” (NORCs), they are communities that, while not originally designed for a senior population, have a large proportion of residents aged 60 and older that evolves naturally, as residents age in place. The NORC concept involves meeting the needs of residents living independently in their homes with coordinated health and transportation services.

22 May: Senate Approves Gordon Measure To Develop Greater Oversight Of Hospital Finances

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Gordon which would address hospital finance in an attempt to keep hospitals strong in New Jersey was approved by the Senate today.

“New Jersey spends billions of dollars each year to support our hospitals throughout the state,” said Senator Gordon, D-Bergen. “At a time when the State has faced the closing of several hospitals for financial reasons, we need to make sure that those funds are being spent as efficiently as possible.”