Erie County Senior Services Schedules Annual Public Hearing

Modified: September 20, 2017 2:47pm

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9/20/17

The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced the dates for upcoming annual public hearings to solicit public comment regarding the Department’s 2018 service delivery plan for older adults in Erie County. Members of the public, especially seniors and their caregivers, are encouraged to attend and add input on the services that are important to them.

“Everyone is welcome to attend these annual public hearings, which are a good way for seniors, their families and their caregivers to discuss what is important to them and let our Department know as well,” said Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues. “Each year we schedule one hearing for the city and one in a suburban location to make it easier for residents to attend. I will be presenting the plan and then encouraging dialogue with all present to get their opinions, thoughts, and other input on the programs they have participated in and what needs they have.”

Annual Public Hearings on Erie County Senior Services Delivery Plan:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Merriweather Library

1324 Jefferson Ave.

Buffalo NY 14208

1:00 – 2:30


Thursday, November 9, 2017

East Aurora Senior Center

101 King St.

East Aurora NY 14052

12:30 – 2:00

Services such as health insurance counseling, the Stay Fit Dining Program, case management, legal help, transportation and more will be discussed. Case managers will also be present to assist with new SNAP applications.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted through November 17th and can be mailed to: Erie County Senior Services, Public Hearings, 95 Franklin St., Buffalo NY, 14202 or emailed to seniorinfo@erie.gov .

Advanced copies of the plans in abstract and illustrated formats will be available after October 13th online at http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/ , at the hearings, or by calling 858-7532.

Erie County Senior Services invites requests for accommodation due to disability; however, accommodation cannot be guaranteed without advanced notice.