Senator Prague has dedicated herself to improving the quality of life for senior citizens—with her background and expertise, she is a natural choice to lead the Department on Aging. I know she will make an immediate impact as the Commissioner on Aging and am eager to work with her to address the needs of our state’s growing senior population.
Prague, who served as a state senator from 1994 to 2012. She was the c0-chair of the Committee on Aging. She also served eight years as a state representative and as commissioner of aging for Gov. Lowell Weicker.
The new agency will assume programs currently handled by the state Department of Social Services and the Office of Long Term Care Ombudsman. Prague must be confirmed by the General Assembly.
She will earn $120,000.