9/19/14: EC Department of Senior Services Plans Public Hearings

Modified: January 23, 2015 3:16pm

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Focus on 2015 Service and Program Plans for Older Adults

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced two upcoming public hearings on 2015 Service and Program Plans for Older Adults. The hearings will focus on programs that promote good health and services that support seniors & caregivers.

“This is an opportunity for seniors to share their opinions about what’s important to them, and to have their voices heard as part of a community-wide conversation,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “It is important to get input from as many people as possible to assist in planning for 2015, so I encourage older adults to take note of these hearings and plan on attending. All voices are important in the process, so we hope to hear from as many people as possible.”

Programs promoting good health include nutritious meals, fitness & wellness classes, health insurance counseling, chronic disease self-management, and socialization & volunteer opportunities. Services that support seniors and caregivers include case management, respite care, transportation to medical appointments, homecare & adult daycare, Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes, and Memory Café. Residents are encouraged to attend & share their opinions on the programs and services that are important to them.

Public Hearings on 2015 Service & Program Plans from EC Department of Senior Services:

  •  Friday, September 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Erie County Central Library Downtown Branch, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo NY 14203
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Avenue, Orchard Park NY 14127

 For further information, to inquire about transportation, or to register to speak, please call Erie County Senior Services at 858-7532.

 A summary of the proposed plans will be available Sept. 24 online at http://www2/erie.gov/seniorservices . Written comments received by November 15, 2014 will be included in the official testimony. Comments may be emailed to seniorinfo@erie.gov or directly mailed to: Senior Services Public Hearing, 95 Franklin St., Buffalo NY 14202.