7/29/15: Erie County Senior Services Department to Conduct Hearings on Aging

Modified: July 29, 2015 3:36pm

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7/29/15

What’s Important to You About Growing Older? Public Meetings to Focus on Issues Important to Seniors

ERIE COUNTY, NY—The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced two upcoming public hearings designed to give area seniors, their families and caregivers, and community agencies an opportunity to discuss what matters most to them as they age. The first hearing will be held on Thursday, September 10 from 1 – 2:30 PM at the Cheektowaga Senior Center and the second will be held on Wednesday, October 28 at the American Red Cross from 2 – 3:30 PM.

“I encourage seniors and family members to plan on attending one of the upcoming hearings and joining the discussion about what is important to them as they age, as this can help to shape our programs, services, and environment in the future,” said Erie County Senior Services Commissioner Randy Hoak. “This input is invaluable when we are planning with the NYS Office for the Aging, so as many perspectives as possible are welcome.”

Erie County Senior Services personnel will be on hand at both hearings to listen to concerns and ideas about senior programs, ideas for future services, and any potentially unmet needs before finalizing the input and submitting plans to the NYS Office for the Aging. Ginny Krebs, Chairwoman of the Senior Services Advisory Board, will act as moderator for the hearing and input from seniors, caregivers, and community agencies serving the senior population is especially sought after.

 

WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU ABOUT GROWING OLDER?

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015 1 – 2:30 PM: Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 2 – 3:30 PM: American Red Cross, 786 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

 

For more information, or to register to speak, call (716) 858-7532. Copies of the 2016 draft summary will be available online before the hearings at http://www2/erie.gov/seniorservices, at the hearing, or by calling (716) 858-7532 to request a copy by mail. For those unable to attend, written comments are welcome and will be accepted until November 13th.  Send written comments to: Erie County Department of Senior Services, 95 Franklin St. 13th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202 or by email at seniorinfo@erie.gov.