This information is reproduced from the the Pennsylvania Department of Aging Website.
“Under the Older Americans Act, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging is required to develop and implement a strategic plan that outlines how the department will protect the commonwealth’s most vulnerable, and empower individuals to age in place with the respect and dignity they deserve. The implementation of the upcoming state plan will begin on October 1, 2016 and be carried out until September 30, 2020.
“Whether you’re an older adult, caregiver, aging service provider, or even someone who has no prior knowledge of the Department of Aging, we encourage you to make your voice heard.
“In March and April of 2016, the department will host several Community Listening Forums throughout Pennsylvania. One of these forums will be in Lancaster County.
“April 11 – Lancaster County, Lancaster Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Boulevard, Manheim, PA 17545”
These forums are designed specifically to gather your feedback on existing services and obtain critical insight on the diverse needs of our states’ aging population. Your contributions will translate directly into the priorities and objectives that the department establishes for the next four years.
The date, location and time of each hearing is listed below. Anyone who desires to provide comment will be required to also submit a copy of their written testimony.
- May 18 – Allegheny County, Allegheny County AAA, 2100 Wharton St., 2nd Floor Conference Room, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, 10:00 A.M. to Noon
- May 19 – Dauphin County, Hamilton Health Center, Community Room, 110 S. 17th St., Harrisburg, PA 17104, 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
- May 24 – Philadelphia County, Drexel University, Behrakis Grand Hall, 3210 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, 10:00 A.M. to Noon
“At the conclusion of the final Community Listening Forum, we’ll compile your input and begin to integrate it into the framework of the draft plan. Then, in May, we’ll be holding three Public Hearings to provide opportunity for stakeholders to submit formal feedback on the draft.
“If you cannot attend any of the Forums, you can click here and scroll down to complete an online version of the STATE PLAN SURVEY.”