Navigation Links
April 15 is Deadline for Input on State Aging Plan
Date:4/11/2008

Three Public Hearings Set for June as Plan Moves Forward

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents have until April 15 to provide input on Pennsylvania's new State Plan on Aging.

Approximately 2,500 residents attended a series of meetings to help the Department of Aging prioritize the needs and desires of older citizens in areas such as housing, transportation, wellness and fitness programs, legal assistance, and long-term living options. Input will be included in the new State Plan on Aging for 2008-2012.

Residents can share their input in one of the following ways:

-- Submit written comments to the Department of Aging, c/o the Division of Systems Planning and Consultation, 555 Walnut St., 5th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

-- Visit http://www.aging.state.pa.us, choose the link to the 2008-2012 State Plan on Aging and then select the link to the On-Line Survey.

-- Contact your local Area Agency on Aging (http://www.aging.state.pa.us/aging/cwp/view.asp?a=552&q=177124).

"The large turn-out for the eight town hall meetings shows the eagerness of our older residents to make their needs known," said Secretary of Aging Nora Dowd Eisenhower. "Their comments will help us develop the new plan, which will direct how their quality of life is improved."

State and federal law requires the department to update the State Plan on Aging every four years. The plan will cover a range of topics, including ways for seniors to stay active and healthy and help prevent abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment.

Following three public hearings in June, the final plan will be submitted to Governor Edward G. Rendell for his signature before it's submitted to the Administration on Aging on Aug. 1. The new plan will take effect Oct. 1.

The public hearings will be held:

-- June 3, Community College of Allegheny County South Campus - Auditorium in Building B, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin;

-- June 4, The Oaks at Pleasant Gap, Community Room, 200 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap; and

-- June 6, New Courtland Germantown Home Education Building Auditorium, 6950 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia.

CONTACT: Jane Crawford

(717) 783-1549


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies to Host Second Annual National Walk @ Lunch Day(SM) on April 30, 2008
2. Experimental Biology 2008 Todays Research: Tomorrows Health, April 5-9
3. Parental Alienation Awareness Organization Begins Preparations for Parental Alienation Awareness Day - April 25th
4. Sundance Channel to Premiere Documentary Autism Every Day on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2nd at 8:00pm et/pt
5. Dr. Oliver Sacks, NYT Bestselling Author, to Inspire and Marc Black, Award-winning Musician, to Perform at National Aphasia Association Benefit on April 1, NYC
6. TRIZCON2008 at Kent State, April 13-15
7. Hazelden President and CEO Ellen Breyer to Step Down April 4
8. Media Invited to Attend International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation Meeting in Boston, April 9-12
9. News and features abound at ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, April 6-10
10. COMEDY CENTRAL(R) Announces Live On-Air Charity Special Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit For Autism Education Hosted by Jon Stewart on Sunday April 13, at 8 p.m. ET
11. 2008 Building Biology(R) Conference, April 19th & 20th, Hotel Radisson at Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... NC (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and ... to be personalized through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two ... currently only offer a one size fits all type program , They don’t ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a ... new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a ... occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for ... is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set ... drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, ... traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 ... by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of ... honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the ... from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to ... chloride in balance. Increasing number of ESRD ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  In a startling report released today, National Safety Council ... a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... the 28 failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... LOS ANGELES , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... (NASDAQ: CAPR ), a biotechnology company ... first-in-class therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment in ... progrEssion in Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its ... its enrollment in the third quarter of 2016, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: