Pennsylvania Senior Care Centers Rising to the Challenge through the Pandemic and Beyond


Pennsylvania Senior Care Centers Rising to the Challenge through the Pandemic and Beyond

Tuesday, August 23rd at 10:00 AM
Ben Franklin Technology Partners, 116 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015


  • The Honorable Susan Wild, U.S. Congress (PA-07)
  • Dr. Kathryn C. Worrilow, CEO & Founder, LifeAire Systems
  • Angelo Valletta, President & CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
  • Michell Staska-Pier, Vice President, Health Care Services, Phoebe Ministries
  • Erica Kimmerling, Senior Policy Advisor of Public Engagement in Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Bill D’Andrea, Vice President of Operations, Country Meadows


  • Resources available to support staffing and staff retention
  • The significance of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) on resident and staff wellness
  • Government initiatives and funding to promote and improve IAQ
  • Long-term solutions for improved resident wellness and financial metrics

Click Below to View the Roundtable Recording

To learn more about the inspiring efforts of long term care facilities in Pennsylvania, indoor air quality and its role in resident and staff wellness, and resources and options for funding of advanced air purification by LifeAire for your facility, please contact us.

Thank you for being leaders in senior living, and for your exemplary care of our most treasured citizens.  Healthcare workers in hospitals have been commended, as they should, for their courage and heroic efforts during the pandemic.  Congresswoman Susan Wild would like to recognize and applaud the significant efforts senior living providers in Pennsylvania have and continue to put forth during the pandemic and how they continue to serve their residents providing the highest standard of care and compassion.  Towards this goal, we hosted a Round Table Discussion to learn of the heroic efforts by healthcare providers in senior living, to discuss means of protection of our more senior residents, and federal and state resources available to support these efforts in senior living.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently led a critical and well attended discussion entitled “Let’s Clear the Air on COVID:  An OSTP Discussion on Clean Indoor Air.”  The event was organized to spotlight the science behind indoor air quality (IAQ) to reduce COVID-19 and viral/bacterial transmission and how best to engage the general public on the topic.  This was also a critical topic for discussion – how Pennsylvania senior living facilities are protecting their residential environment to reduce transmission of the current virus and other airborne pathogens.